Sunil Gavaskar feels Shivam Dubey will be on the radar of every franchise in IPL

Posted by Atin Jain on December 5th, 2018

Young Indian cricketer Shivam Dubey plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. All-rounder Shivam made his T20 debut for Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the year 2015–16. He also made his List A debut for Mumbai in Vijay Hazare Trophy in the year 2016–17.

Shivam Dubey made his first-class debut for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy in the year 2017–18. Sunil Gavaskar feels that the young all-rounder Shivam Dubey will be on the radar of every franchise in the upcoming IPL Auction on December 18 in Jaipur.

In the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, though Mumbai is not performing well, the All-rounder Shivam Dubey stand out among other players. He has grabbed everyone’s attention in the three Ranji games this season.

The left-handed batsman Shivam has scored 364 runs in five innings at an average of 91.00 and took 12 wickets at an average of 16.75.

Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar wrote in his column for mid-day that, "One player who will definitely be on the radar of the scouts of the franchises, as well as the national selectors, is Shivam Dubey. Not since Yuvraj Singh and Sourav Ganguly has a left-hander hit the ball so cleanly and powerfully in Indian cricket,”.

Gavaskar added, “That he is also a medium pacer is a huge plus and more than the franchises, the national selectors should be sitting and taking notice of this talent. He has scored two Ranji hundreds and also picked a fifer which is more than some who are considered indispensable to the Indian team have done. Besides being a left hander, he also brings a variation that the team can do with,”.

Moreover, the IPL 2019 franchises have already confirmed their player retention and releases ahead of the IPL Auction. The good players like Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch who have already been released by their respective franchises.

It is said that in the IPL auction 2019, the Indian players are likely to get an edge over overseas players due to availability issues as World Cup 2019 starts after IPL.

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