Mavi has impressed along with Kamlesh Nagarkoti with their performances at the ongoing U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
Indian Under-19 pacer Shivam Mavi was always going to be one to look out for in the IPL 2018 Auctions along with his longtime roommate and fellow pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti, following their heroics at the ongoing 2018 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
The pace with which the duo have been bowling has certainly generated a lot of headlines but even more impressive is the control and accuracy with which they have troubled the opposition batsman.
Nagarkoti earned a whopping sum of Rs 3.2 crore at the first day of the IPL 2018 auction on Saturday and hoping to rekindle the partnership at the U-19 World Cup in the IPL as well, Kolkata Knight Riders came back on Sunday to pick up Mavi as well, with a price of Rs 3 crore for the 19-year-old.
Shivam Mavi, another U-19 player who is appearing in the World Cup right now. There seems to be a huge demand for these players. Mavi is an all-rounder who bowls medium fast, and is a handy batsman. He is sold for 3 Cr to KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagar, Shivam Mavi, Javon Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell Starc, Cameron Delport, Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Johnson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell