Know your Cricketer: Yashasvi Jaiswal; an opening Batter

Yashasvi Jaiswal is an Indian cricketer, represents Mumbai in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He serves as an opening batter for his team.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal's century during IPL 2023 against MI

  Personal Informantion
  Full Name Yashasvi Jaiswal
  Date of Birth December 28th, 2001
  Current Team(s) Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Indian Cricket TeamIndian Cricket Team
  Role Opening Batter
  Batting Style Left Hand Bat
  Bowling Style Legbreak
  Debut September 22nd, 2020
  Jersey No. 23

Yashasvi Jaiswal is a talented cricketer hailing from India who has been making waves in the cricketing world. Born on December 28th, 2001, in Suriyawan, Uttar Pradesh, Jaiswal has quickly risen through the ranks to become a formidable opening batter for both his domestic team, Mumbai, and the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In this article, we will delve into the journey and achievements of this young prodigy, highlighting his batting prowess, notable records, and impact on the game.

Early Life and Rise to Prominence
Yashasvi Jaiswal's love for cricket was evident from a young age. He first gained recognition during the Giles Shield match in 2015, where he showcased his exceptional skills by scoring an incredible 319 runs without getting out and taking 13 wickets for 99 runs. This outstanding performance earned him a spot in the Limca Book of Records, a testament to his immense talent.

U-16 and U-19 Success
Jaiswal's success continued as he represented India at the U-16 and U-19 levels. In 2019, he played against Bangladesh and displayed his batting prowess, scoring a total of 294 runs in seven matches, including four half-centuries. His consistent performances caught the attention of selectors, and he was subsequently selected to represent India in the U-19 World Cup in 2020.


U-19 World Cup Triumph
During the U-19 World Cup, Jaiswal played a pivotal role in India's journey to the final. In the semi-final match against Pakistan, he showcased his class by scoring a century, becoming the leading run-scorer of the tournament. Although India finished as runners-up, Jaiswal's performances earned him widespread acclaim and catapulted him into the spotlight.

Domestic Cricket Success
Jaiswal's success at the junior level translated into opportunities at the senior level. In January 2019, he made his first-class debut for Mumbai during the Ranji Trophy. Later that year, he made his List A debut in the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy. At the tender age of 17, Jaiswal achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the youngest double centurion in List A cricket. Against Jharkhand, he smashed 203 runs off just 154 balls, including 17 fours and 12 sixes, leaving spectators in awe of his talent.

IPL Journey
Yashasvi Jaiswal's performances in domestic cricket caught the attention of IPL franchises, and he was picked up by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 IPL season. Although he had a modest debut season, the stage was set for him to make a mark in the upcoming seasons. In October 2021, he scored his first-ever fifty against the Chennai Super Kings, showcasing his potential as a match-winner.


Jaiswal's ability to score big runs was evident in the 2023 IPL season. In the 42nd match against MI, he played a scintillating innings, scoring 124 runs off just 62 balls, which included sixteen boundaries and eight sixes. Although Rajasthan Royals lost the match to MI by six wickets, Jaiswal's century was a testament to his batting prowess. In the 56th match of the same season against KKR, he played another exceptional innings, scoring 98 runs off 47 balls, including twelve boundaries and five sixes, leading his team to victory.

International Career
In June 2023, Jaiswal was selected for the Indian Test squad for the series against West Indies. He played his debut Test match in the series and impressed everyone by scoring 171 runs and securing a century as an opening batsman. His outstanding performance earned him the Player of the Match award and helped his team secure a victory. Yashasvi Jaiswal accomplished an impressive feat as he became the 17th Indian cricketer to score a century on his Test debut. Additionally, he became the third designated opening batsman to achieve this milestone and the youngest player to do so away from home.

Career Stats
Here is a breakdown of Yashasvi Jaiswal's batting statistics in different formats of the game:

  Yashasvi's Batting Stats
  Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s
  Test 1 1 0 228 171 114.0 461 49.46 1 1 25 2
  FC 15 26 3 1845 265 80.21 2734 67.48 9 2 227 24
  LIST A 32 32 4 1511 203 53.96 1753 86.19 5 7 159 36
  T20 57 55 2 1578 124 29.77 1097 143.84 1 9 190 64

Yashasvi Jaiswal's journey from humble beginnings to becoming a rising star in Indian cricket is a testament to his dedication and talent. At a young age, he has already achieved remarkable milestones and displayed his batting prowess in domestic and international competitions. With his explosive batting style and ability to score big runs, Jaiswal is poised for a promising future in the world of cricket. As he continues to hone his skills, fans eagerly await his next innings, hoping to witness more of his mesmerizing strokes and match-winning performances.

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