Shivam Mavi (born 26 November 1998) is an Indian cricketer. In December 2017, he was named in Indias squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In January 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction. He made his Twenty20 debut for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 Indian Premier League on 14 April 2018. At the event in his first match against Australia he impressed Sourav Ganguly by his 145 kmph pace.
Shivam Mavi represents just how far India have come in the realm of fast-bowling. An important member of the team that lifted the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup, Mavi had jaws dropping in Indias opening game itself, constantly hitting speeds in excess of 140 kph to hurry an entire generation of Australian batsmen bred on fast, bouncy pitches. Like most kids in India, Mavi started with batting, until Phoolchand, his cricket coach at the Wanderers Cricket Club in Noida, saw him bowling in the nets and advised him to take up fast bowling. With a lovely rhythmical run-up, Mavi soon found himself playing a level above his.