Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal (born 28 December 2001) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).[3] He is the youngest cricketer in the world to score a List A double century.[4] He was the leading run-scorer of India U-19 team and player of the tournament at the 2020 Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.[5] At the 2020 IPL auction, Jaiswal was signed up by Rajasthan Royals for 24 million (US$300,000).[6][7]

Yashasvi Jaiswal
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Personal information
Full nameYashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal
Born (2001-12-28) 28 December 2001 (age 20)
Suriyawan, Uttar Pradesh, India[1]
Height6 ft (183 cm)[2]
BowlingLeg break
RoleOpening batter
Domestic team information
2020–presentRajasthan Royals
Source: Cricinfo, 22 September 2020

Early lifeEdit

Jaiswal was born on 28 December 2001 in Suriyawan, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, as the fourth of six children,[2] to Bhupendra Jaiswal, owner of a small hardware store, and Kanchan Jaiswal, a housewife. At the age of ten, he moved to Dadar, Mumbai, to receive cricket training at Azad Maidan. As Dadar was far away from the Maidan, he relocated to Kalbadevi neighbourhood where he was given accommodation in a dairy shop in return for low-grade work. He was eventually ejected by the shopkeeper as he was unable to provide much help at the shop in between his cricket training. Having no place of his own, Jaiswal stayed in a tent with the groundsmen at the Maidan,[8] where he often slept hungry and sold panipuri to make ends meet.[9]

After living in tents for three years, Jaiswal's cricketing talent was spotted in December 2013 by Jwala Singh, who ran a cricket academy in Santacruz. Singh took Jaiswal under his wing and provided him a place to stay,[2][10] before becoming his legal guardian and obtaining his power of attorney.[8]


Youth careerEdit

Jaiswal first came to the limelight in 2015 when he scored 319 not out and took 13/99 in a Giles Shield match, an all-round record in school cricket, which was recognized by Limca Book of Records.[11][12] He was then selected in Mumbai under-16 squad followed by India under-19s.[11] Jaiswal was the highest run-scorer (318 runs) and player of the tournament at the 2018 were bowled out for 152 and 85, in an innings win.[13] Later that year, he scored 294 runs in 7 matches, including four half-centuries, in the under-19 tri-series in England which also featured Bangladesh.[14]

In December 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[15] He became the leading scorer in the tournament, and scored a century against Pakistan in the semi-final.[16]

Senior careerEdit

Jaiswal in 2019

Jaiswal made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 7 January 2019.[17] He made his List A debut on 28 September 2019, for Mumbai in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy.[18] On 16 October 2019, he scored 203 runs off 154 balls in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Jharkhand and became the youngest double centurion in the history of List A cricket at 17 years, 292 days. His knock included 17 fours and 12 sixes against a bowling attack consisting of Varun Aaron and Shahbaz Nadeem.[19][20] He was one of the top five run-scorers at the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 564 runs in 6 matches at an average of 112.80.[21] He was named in the India B squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[22]

In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).[23] He made his Twenty20 debut for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 IPL on 22 September 2020. He made his maiden half-century against Chennai Super Kings on 2 October 2021[24]


  • Indian Premier League runner up 2022


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  12. ^ Gupta, Gaurav (29 June 2015). "Guided by Vengsarkar, Yashasvi is all set for English sojourn". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
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  16. ^ Abhimanyu Bose (4 February 2020). "Under-19 World Cup: Yashasvi Jaiswal Makes "Dream Come True" With Fine Century Against Pakistan". NDTV. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Elite, Group A, Ranji Trophy at Mumbai, Jan 7–10 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Elite, Group A, Vijay Hazare Trophy at Alur, Sep 28 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy: 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal scores double ton, creates new record". Sportstar. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Mumbai teenager Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes youngest cricketer to score double century". The Times of India. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  21. ^ "RECORDS / VIJAY HAZARE TROPHY, 2019/20 / MOST RUNS". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Deodhar Trophy 2019: Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv, Shubman to lead; Yashasvi earns call-up". Sportstar. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  23. ^ "IPL auction analysis: Do the eight teams have their best XIs in place?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  24. ^ "4th Match (N), Sharjah, Sep 22 2020, Indian Premier League". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2020.

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