IPL auction 2019: Several top and budding players around the world eagerly await the Indian Premier League (IPL). Credit the golden opportunity the platform provides and the opportunity to earn a decent amount in a short span of 45 to 50 days. The auction for next IPL season was held on Tuesday in Jaipur that saw uncapped player Shivam Dube attract a lot of attention. He was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping Rs 5 crore.
The 6-feet-tall Mumbai all-rounder is a right-arm medium pacer and a left-handed batsman. Dube hogged the limelight when he peeled off five sixes in five balls off left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh on December 17 on the final day of their Ranji Trophy match against Baroda.
Born on June 26 in 1993, Shivam Dube has played junior cricket for his state before making it to the senior team in domestic cricket.
Dube made his list A debut for Mumbai in Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2017 against Rajasthan in Chennai. He made his Twenty20 debut in January 2016 for Mumbai during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Can clear the ropes with ease, provides crucial breakthroughs with his golden arm and comes in to strengthen our middle order! We’re thrilled to rope in Shivam Dubey to the RCB family ❤️#PlayBold #BidForBold #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/LjmhtopscE
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) December 18, 2018
Dube’s first-class debut came in December 2017 when he played for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy against Karnataka. In the first innings, he took his maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.
In November this year, Dube scored his maiden century in first-class cricket against Railways. In his next match, against Karnataka, he took another five-wicket haul, clinching seven wickets for 54 runs. The 25-year-old has so far played six first-class matches for Mumbai scoring 567 runs. This includes two hundreds — one against Railways and one against Gujarat.
On 17 December 2018, just a day before the IPL auction, in the Ranji Trophy match against Baroda, Dube hit five sixes in one over. He, however, missed the sixth ball of spinner Swapnil Singh. The match ended in a draw.
Ahead of the auction, his 5 sixes in Ranji impressed former skipper Sunil Gavaskar who said that Dube will be on the radar of IPL teams when they meet in Jaipur.