Shreevats Goswami is a professional Indian cricketer, born on 18 May 1989 in Kolkata, West Bengal India. He is a left handed wicketkeeper batsman, who plays for Bengal in the First-Class cricket. Goswami, due to his playstyle is preferred in shorter formats of the game and is yet to discover himself in test cricket.
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Goswami started playing cricket at the age of 11 and grew up to play domestic cricket for the under -19 Bengal team. Goswami made his first class cricket debut against Madhya Pradesh in November 2008 at Gwalior. He scored 22 runs from 37 balls in the first innings, he couldn't do much in the second innings and was dismissed for a duck in 7 balls. In 2008, he made his List A debut for Bengal against ‘Delhi’ at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He was also the part of ‘India’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup’ tournament.
Goswami has found it difficult to cement in his position in the Bengal team due to the presence of Wriddhiman Saha who is also a wicketkeeper batsman. However in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy he got his career’s best total of 227. The Bengal’s emerging star was selected for India's ODI series against New Zealand A in 2017 because of his good performances in domestic cricket. Shreevats Goswami also struck a fluent 134-ball 78 in Bengal's quarterfinal win over Odisha in Cuttack in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy.
Goswami’s Indian Premier League debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore came on May 19, 2008 against Delhi Daredevils. Coming in at middle order of the batting line up, he scored a half century off 42 balls. However, Delhi won the match by 5 wickets. After playing for RCB team in the IPL for first 3 seasons, Goswami moved to KKR for the 4th season. During his stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2011, he only managed a top score of 22 in seven matches. After that he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for the 5th season. Sunrisers Hyderabad later bought Goswami for Rs. 1 crore INR for the 2018 IPL. His auction saw a serious fight between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Hyderabad, giving him an 500% increase in the base price of Rs. 20 lakhs.
Shreevats Goswami belongs to a Bengali Hindu family and he started playing cricket when he was 11 years old.