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Prithvi Shaw, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara
Prithvi Shaw. Photo; BCCI

Prithvi Shaw Shines On Return From Ban, Scores 63 For Mumbai In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Prithvi Shaw made his much-awaited return to competitive cricket following the end of eight-month ban and scored 63 for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Assam at Wankhede Stadium.

The 20-year-old opened his account with a single towards the third man. He took his time to settle down. Aditya Tare, on the other hand, played his shots to take the pressure off the youngster. He scored 82 off 28 before being dismissed by Riyan Parag.

Prithvi Shaw Shines On Return From Ban, Scores 63 For Mumbai In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 1

Shaw went for the big shots in the 12th over but could not connect his first shot well. He got a reprieve as the fielder spilt the catch. Shaw made most out of the chance and punished Abhilash Gogoi with two back to back sixes. He reached his half-century with a boundary on 32nd delivery he faced.

The former India U19 batsman is set to play more matches for Mumbai and will look to get his spot back in the national team with his form in domestic cricket.

Shaw was banned by BCCI for eight months (in July) for a doping violation. Though he had to serve only four months out of eight months’ ban as it was a backdated ban. Shaw played Indian Premier League and Mumbai T20 League during the ban period.

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He was to play for India A against West Indies A but had to miss the series as he wasn’t fully fit. Two weeks later, BCCI announced the ban on the India Test batsman.

India vs Windies, Prithvi Shaw, VVS Laxman

Coming in as a teenager, Shaw had made his Test debut against West Indies in Rajkot last year. He became the youngest Indian to score a century on debut and ended the series with 237 runs at an average of 118.50. He flew with the team to Australia as the first-choice opener but an injury during the practice match ruled him out of the series.

In his absence, Shumban Gill has become the backup opener and Shaw has a tough task to reclaim his Test spot back.

He will be available for full Ranji season and will also be playing IPL 2020 for Delhi Capitals as the franchise retained him.

Prithvi Shaw, 2019 BCCI Contract List, Mayank Agarwal
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Prithvi Shaw Named In Mumbai Squad, Set To Make His Comeback On November 17

India Test batsman Prithvi Shaw is all set to make his comeback to competitive cricket on November 17 as he has been named in the Mumbai squad for remaining matches Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Shaw will be eligible to play Mumbai’s final league stage game, against Assam on November 17. It was already confirmed that Shaw would be back in the side as soon as his ban period ends – his ban ends on November 15.

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Shaw was banned in the month of July for doping violation for eight months. The back-dated ban came into effect from March 2019. He played IPL and T20 Mumbai during this period and had to serve four months out of eight months.

Prithvi Shaw, India vs Windies

Shaw is very much in line to claim his Test spot back. In his absence, Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal have done well but with India set to fly to New Zealand next year, the team will need a backup opener.

For now, Shubman Gill is a part of the squad as a backup but the player who will do well in domestic cricket is expected to join regulars in New Zealand.

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Apart from that, Shaw will also look to make his way into the T20I squad for next year’s World Cup. He has shown his credentials in the shortest format and could be a contender for the opening job, especially when Shikhar Dhawan has struggled of late.

Prithvi Shaw, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara
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Shaw will be available for Mumbai for a long period and will also open for the side in Ranji Trophy. He is also expected to make his India A comeback soon.

The 20-year-old made his Test debut against West Indies in October 2018. With 237 runs at an average of 118.50, he bagged Player of the Series award for his superlative efforts. Shaw flew to Australia as the first-choice opener but had return due to an ankle injury.

Talking of Mumbai, with five wins in as many matches they sit at the top of points table in Group D. Shreyas Iyer is also a part of the team but Suryakumar Yadav will continue to lead the team. They next play Meghalaya tomorrow.

Mumbai’s squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw (Eligible from 17th November), Aditya Tare, Jay Bista, Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Sujit Nayak, Shams Mulani, Dhrumil Matkar, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande and Eknath Kerkar.

Rohit Sharma, India's Predicted Playing XI, India vs West Indies 2019
Shreyas Iyer (Credits - BCCI)

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Mumbai Include Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur For Last Four Matches

Mumbai have been bolstered by the comeback of international stars Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube and Shardul Thakur for the last four matches of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20. The trio was a part of the T20I squad for the series against Bangladesh and are now available for the domestic tournament. Despite Iyer making a comeback, senior SuryaKumar Yadav will continue to lead the team.

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Iyer, the only consistent performer with the bat in the T20I series, scored 108 runs. He hit a half-century in the third T20I and helped India get close to 150. In the end, the home side registered a total of 174/5 in 20 overs. Iyer also registered his highest score – 30 – in the shortest format.

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Dube, who did not have much to do in the first two T20Is, also shone in the decider. He scalped three crucial wickets, including that of Mohammad Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim, on the ball first ball that he faced. Dube’s crucial scalps saw India make a comeback.

Thakur did not get a chance in the series as Rohit Sharma retained Khaleel Ahmed for all three T20Is. One of these two is likely to be dropped from the squad as Navdeep Saini is in line to make his comeback for the T20I series against West Indies.

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Talking of Mumbai, they are placed at top of the points table with three wins in as many matches in Group D. They kicked off their campaign with a 10-wicket win over Mizoram. In the second match, they defeated Haryana by eight wickets and registered a big win by nine wickets over Madhya Pradesh in their third contest. They next face Puducherry today.

Prithvi Shaw, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Mumbai will also be bolstered by the comeback of Prithvi Shaw in the second round of the tournament. The former India U-19 World Cup-winning captain will be available for selection from November 16 and is likely to be named in the team.

Mumbai’s squad: Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Aditya Tare, Sarfaraz Khan, Jay Bista, Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Shams Mulani, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kruthik Hangewadi, Parikshit Valsangkar, Raunaq Sharma, Dhurmil Matkar, Tushar Deshpande, Sujit Nayak and Atif Attarwala

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Prithvi Shaw (Photo Credit: Getty Images).

Prithvi Shaw Likely To Make A Comeback A Day After His Ban Ends

India’s star batsman Prithvi Shaw might make his comeback to competitive cricket as soon as his ban ends. Shaw is currently serving an eight-month ban period which ends on November 15. He isn’t a part of the Mumbai’s squad for the first three matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and will miss few more games but his name will be up for discussion if Mumbai reach the next stage of the tournament.

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Milind Rege, Mumbai’s chairman of selectors, has said that Shaw will be considered for selection when his ban ends. “He will be free to play from [November] 16, so of course he will be considered for selection. I can’t make any commitment to whether he will be back, but we will certainly discuss his selection,” he told ESPNcricinfo.

Prithvi Shaw, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara
Photo; BCCI

Shaw was banned for eight months in the month of July for a doping violation. The board was satisfied with his explanation that he consumed the substance inadvertently. He is allowed to make a comeback from November 16. The ban has seen Shaw miss Vijay Hazare Trophy, India A tournaments and other international fixtures that India have played.

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Shaw, who had made his Test debut against West Indies last year, will have a big challenge to earn his India spot back. In his absence, Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal have done brilliantly in the home conditions.

As for now, Shubman Gill is the reserve opener in the squad but a good show in Ranji Trophy can see the youngster make a comeback for New Zealand tour. Shaw will be available for full Ranji Trophy season.

IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI, DC vs RCB
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He will also have his eyes on next year’s T20 World Cup. In 33 T20s so far, Shaw has scored 732 runs at 22.18 with a strike-rate of 143.24. He is a part of Delhi Capitals in IPL. In May this year, he had led North Mumbai Panthers to title victory in Mumbai T20 league.

Prithvi Shaw, India A, India A vs New Zealand XI
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Suryakumar Yadav To Lead Mumbai In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, No Prithvi Shaw

Senior batsman SuryaKumar Yadav will be leading Mumbai in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The right-handed batsman was appointed as vice-captain in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and has been elevated to the top position.

The side includes senior batsman and former captain, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad and Sarfaraz Khan, who made his comeback to Mumbai before the start of the season.

India vs Windies, Prithvi Shaw, VVS Laxman

Prithvi Shaw has not been named in the squad. He was expected to make his comeback as his ban ends on November 15. Shaw might make his comeback if Mumbai make it to the second round of the tournament, which starts on November 21.

Surprisingly, the selectors also didn’t name Yashasvi Jaiswal in the squad, who top-scored for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 564 runs in six matches. He also played for India B in Deodhar Trophy.

Dhawa Kulkarni will lead the pace attack. There is no Shardul Thakur in the squad as he is a part of the Indian team for the Bangladesh T20I series but he will be back once the series ends as he isn’t a part of the Test squad.

Mumbai will kick off their campaign against Mizoram on November 8. They will next face Haryana (November 9), Madhya Pradesh (November 11), Puducherry (November 12), Bengal (November 14), Meghalaya (November 15) and Assam (November 17). They will play all their matches in Mumbai.

Squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Jay Bista, Aditya Tare, Sarfaraz Khan, Jaideep Pardeshi, Siddhesh Lad, Shubham Ranjane, Shams Mulani, Parikshit Valsangkar, Raunaq Sharma, Dhaval Kulkarni, Kruthik Hangewadi, Deepak Shetty, Aquib Qureshi, Dhrumil Matkar.

Bengal drop Ashok Dinda –

Suryakumar Yadav To Lead Mumbai In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, No Prithvi Shaw 3

In a surprising move, Bengal dropped their most experienced pacer Ashok Dinda from the squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. With 10 wickets in six matches in Vijay Hazare Trophy, Dinda performed well in the tournament but was dropped from the T20 side. It remains to see if the selectors recall the senior pacer for the Ranji Trophy.

Squad; Abhimanyu Easwaran (captain), Sreevats Goswami, Abhishek Raman, Vivek Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Agniv Pan, Arnab Nandi, Writtick Chatterjee, Ishan Porel, Akash Deep, Sayan Ghosh, Ravi Kant Singh, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Shahbaz Ahmed, Debabrata Das.

No MS Dhoni In Jharkhand Squad For Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Ishan Kishan To Lead

Former India captain MS Dhoni does not seem to have a comeback plan for now as he has not been named in the Jharkhand’s squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. It was expected that Dhoni might turn up for his state team if he wants to make a comeback for the West Indies series as he hasn’t played any form of cricket since World Cup 2019.

Dhoni does not play the first-class format and if named in the squad for West Indies series, he will be selected without playing any competitive cricket.

Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant

Ishan Kishan, who recently led the team in Vijay Hazare Trophy, will continue to perform captaincy duties. In the absence of Dhoni, he also has a chance to earn India call-up and good performances in the domestic circuit can see him get selected in the national side.

Recently, Sanju Samson earned a recall to the national side, after four years, based on his performances in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Jharkhand’s squad includes experienced Saurabh Tiwary, Varun Aaron, Rahul Shukla and youngster Monu Kumar,

Shahbaz Nadeem, who recently made his Test debut against South Africa, will lead the spin attack. Former India U-19 cricketers Anukul Roy and Virat Singh are also a part of the tam.

Jahrkkahdn’s squad: Ishan Kishan (Captain), Varun Aaron, Anand Singh, Supriyo Chakraborty, Kumar Deobrat, Monu Kumar, SHahbaz Nadeem, Nazim Siddiqui, Anukul Roy, Rahul Shukla, Vivekanand Tiwari, Saurabh Tiwary, Utkarsh Singh, Virat Singh.

Shubman Gill named in Punjab squad –

Shubman Gill
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India batsman Shubman Gill will play few matches for Punjab in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy before joining the Test squad for the Bangladesh series. Gill had to miss the Vijay Hazare Trophy but is playing the Deodhar Trophy.
Gill is expected to play three T20s before joining the Test squad.

Mandeep Singh will continue to lead Punjab in the T20 tournament. Under him, Punjab made it to the quarter-final of Vijay Hazare Trophy but missed out a place in semi-final due to rain against Tamil Nadu.

Squad: Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sharad Lumba, Nikhil Choudhary, Anmol Malhotra, Karan Kaila, Mayank Markande, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Baltej Singh.

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Nikhil Naik. Credit: BCCI

Watch – Kolkata Knight Riders’ New Recruit Nikhil Naik Smash Five Sixes in an Over

Maharashtra batsman, Nikhil Naik grabbed eyeballs when he smashed five sixes in an over during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy clash against Railways at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Meanwhile, this will be a massive confidence booster for him ahead of another exciting edition of the Indian Premier League. Naik will ply his trade for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 12th edition of the league.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra have played some excellent cricket in this year’s domestic T20 tournament. They have won their first three Super League Group A matches against Bengal, Gujarat, and Jharkhand, respectively. Rahul Tripathi & Co faced Railways in their fourth and final Super League stage encounter on March 12. They continued their winning run beating Railways banking on an onslaught from Nikhil Naik. After a poor start, Naik and Naushad Shaikh bail their team out of danger. Shaikh made 59 off 39 deliveries while the young Naik played an unbeaten knock of 95 off 58 deliveries including eight sixes out of which five came in one over.

The young batsman hammered five sixes of Amit Chandika Prasad Mishra, who had conceded just 16 runs in 3 overs, However, he went for five over-boundaries in the 20th over thus ending his quota with figures of one for 46 runs. Nikhil Naik’s onslaught with the bat helped Maharashtra propel to 176 and winning the match by 21 runs.

Watch the video here:

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have roped in the dashing batsman for RS 20 lakh in the 2019 IPL auctions. He will hope to continue this form in the cash-rich league and make a mark at the highest level. However, this will not be his debut season in the IPL. Previous in 2016, Nikhil Naik has represented Kings XI Punjab but failed to showcase his talent.

Besides, Maharashtra will take on Karnataka in the finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on March 14 (Thursday).

Umesh Yadav, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019
Umesh Yadav (Credits - Getty)

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019: Umesh Yadav Opens Innings For Vidarbha, Scored 4 Runs

Of late, the T20 cricket has become the format of experiments. In one of those surprise experiments, we came across the flamboyant fast bowler Umesh Yadav to open the innings for Vidarbha in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019. However, it hasn’t lasted long, as he was dismissed on the second ball of the innings.

The incident took place in the game between Karnataka and Vidarbha in the super league phase of the tournament. He smashed a boundary off the first ball facing Karnataka skipper Vinay Kumar but then lost his wicket while trying to hit the ball away from his presence.

Vinay Kumar picked 2 wickets:

This was the 1st time Umesh ever batted in the Top 5 in his professional career. He batted as high as 6 only twice in previous 188 innings. The poor start led to the poor show from the team against Karnataka.

Umesh Yadav, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019
Umesh Yadav (Credits – Getty)

They never got the impetus to score runs for the team on a consistent basis. Further, they also lost wickets more often than not thus letting themselves in the troubled waters.

After losing Umesh Yadav early in the innings, they lost Ganesh Sathish and Jitesh Sharma in quick succession. The vows further stretched when Jagadeesh Suchith trapped Rishabh plumb in front of the wicket.

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019: Umesh Yadav Opens Innings For Vidarbha, Scored 4 Runs 4
Vinay Kumar picked two wickets.

Atharva Taide was the only batsman, who looked decent with the bat. But, unfortunately, he was dismissed run out after knocking 28 runs during his stay at the crease. He numbered 3 boundaries in his 28-run knock.

For Karnataka, Vinay Kumar and Jagadeesh Suchith are the wicket-takers for the team. Vinay Kumar bagged a couple of wickets while Suchith picked one wicket. The other two wickets were dismissed in the run out fashion.

As far as the leagues’ points table is concerned, Vidarbha is at third with 8 points. On the other hand, Karnataka topped Super League Group B table with 12 points in three games.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Shreyas Iyer Replaces Injured Ajinkya Rahane to Lead Mumbai

As the source privy to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), has quashed the reports of Ajinkya Rahane carry an injury on Wednesday (March 6), in between Mumbai has announced a replacement in Shreyas Iyer for Test specialist Rahane owing to the change of guard in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019.

While showing the prominence with the bat, the right-handed batsman Iyer has accumulated 350 runs in six matches, so far.

Interestingly, the 24-year-old exciting prospect has registered two centuries by slamming 147 against Sikkim and 103 not out against Madhya Pradesh.

So far, Mumbai had dominated in the Twenty20 competition by winning five out of six fixtures held in Indore. Pertinently, Rahane led Mumbai in the league stage before revealing he’s not available for the knock-out fixtures. In six matches, Rahane scored 58 at an average of 9.67.

Agarkar clears picture on Rahane:

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Rahane told MCA about his issue. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

According to the ESPNcricinfo, Rahane has carried niggles during the league phase of the domestic tourney.

The chairman of Mumbai selectors Ajit Agarkar maintained Rahane would have been crucial for the impending phase of the shortest version of the game. Agarkar revealed Rahane is not hundred per cent to take the field in the Super League stage.

Meanwhile, Mumbai will take on Karnataka at Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday. Mumbai tops the Group C table with 20 points. On the other side, Railways also qualified for the knock-out stage from the same group.

The line-up is strengthened by exciting Prithvi Shaw including Surya Kumar Yadav and Aditya Tare. Also, Jay Bista and Siddesh Lad add momentum to the side.

On the bowling front, Dhawal Kulkarni and Shardul Thakur could spring a surprise for rattling opponents on their day.

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Iyer is in red-hot form to impress selectors. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

With Iyer himself having a merry-run he would be eyeing to go a long way.

Earlier, Mumbai had a forgettable Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season.

Here’s Mumbai’s squad led by Shreyas Iyer:

Shreyas Iyer (C), Dhawal Kulkarni, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Tushar Deshpande, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shardul Thakur, Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Shubham Ranjane, Akash Parkar, Royston Dias, Shams Mulani and Dhrumil Matkar.

Suresh Raina, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, IPL 2019
Raina forms the core of CSK in the IPL. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Suresh Raina Credits Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for the IPL 2019 Preparations

Senior Team India batsman Suresh Raina has lost his spot due to the healthy competition within the team for being out of sorts. However, he has credited the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 for paving him a way to prepare for the impending twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL 2019 will be underway on March 23 when the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) led by MS Dhoni will lock horns with Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai.

The IPL leading run-scorer Raina revealed the ongoing edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, the domestic Twenty20 competition, has helped him to work on his game ahead of the IPL.

Raina is fighting hard to excel in the IPL:

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Suresh Raina strengthens CSK alongside Dhoni. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL

He maintained he’s giving best during the net sessions to deliver goods for the CSK.

“I’m at the nets three-four times a week. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (India’s domestic Twenty20 competition) has given me some match practise before the IPL,” Raina told Reuters.

Interestingly, the 32-year-old Raina has harboured hopes to make it to the 2019 World Cup squad for Team India. The ODI showpiece will begin on May 30 in London. He’s also a significant opportunity to impress the selectors in the lead up to the World Cup.

“As an Indian player my job is to work hard and hope for the best,” Raina added.

The elegant southpaw in Raina forms a core for the CSK in the middle.

Raina dedicates himself to the fitness:

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Raina is shaping up well. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Also, Raina is putting in strenuous efforts to prepare for the impending IPL edition. While relying on different workouts, Raina is focusing solely on his fitness.

“I have a mix of activities that I do. I am currently doing a lot of high intensity workouts in the gym. [It’s] followed by strength and conditioning sessions,” Raina further said.

He had played a vital role for the yellow brigade in the first eight editions of the IPL. But with CSK remaining defunct for two-years due to the fixing scandal which rocked IPL in 2013, Raina led Gujarat Lions (GL) for two seasons between 2016 and 2017 respectively.

However, Raina returned to the old team following a two-year hiatus. In between, he helped his side to lift their third overall title of the IPL history. With this, the CSK has equalled the record of Mumbai Indians (MI) on winning three IPL trophies.

In the eleventh edition of the IPL, Raina has amassed 445 runs at an average of 37.08. He went on to slam three fifties under his belt.

Apart from it, in overall 176 IPL games, Raina has accumulated 4985 runs. He has a solitary hundred to his name apart from 35 fifties since making his debut in 2008.