- D.O.B.: 26/04/2000
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Indian
- Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Recent teams: Punjab Kings (IPL), India Under 19's, Vidarbha
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Atharva is a match winning performer currently playing first class cricket in India for the talented Vidarbha state team. A technically gifted and correct batsman he rose through the junior ranks at Vidarbha. In the 2017-18 season he led the Vidarbha under 19 team to victory in the Vinoo Mankad trophy and finished the 2nd highest run scorer with 405 runs in just 5 matches averaging over 150. The same season he led Vidarba to victory in the Cooch Behar trophy which is a 4 day competition scoring 690 runs in 9 matches which included a devastating 320 in the final against Madhya Pradesh. He became only the 2nd player in the history of the tournament to score a triple century after Indian great Yuvraj Singh.
In the 2017-18 season he represented the Indian Under 19 team for the Asia cup held in Malaysia. Later that season he represented India in the Bilateral series held in Sri Lanka. He scored back to back in the test series against Sri Lanka. He was voted the best batsman in the series and one of his centuries was the fastest century in a youth test match by an Indian player and the second fastest in the world.
In the 2018-19 season he made his first class debut for Vidarbha where he finished the states leading List A run scorer with a best of 148 not out. Later that year he represented the Indian under 23 side in the Emerging Asia cup where India finished runners up. He continued to male his mark at first class level scoring a valuable match winning 78 to steer his side home against the Rest of India in the Irani trophy. This performance under huge pressure saw Vidarbha secure the title.
Atharva is rated one the best fielders in India covering a range of postions from slip to boundary fielding. Atharva had his maiden season in the UK in 2021, playing in the ECB Northern league for Lancaster CC. His performances were outstanding scoring 1170 runs at 55.71 and 66 wickets at 9.97. He also had some devastating performances in the Lancashire league with the hightlight being a knock of 101 off 58 balls in the Lancashire T20 cup final against Clitheroe CC.
Off the back of a sublime domestic season, he was selected in the 2022 Indian Premier League Auction by the Punjab Kings, although he did not make his IPL debut.
One of the most sought after Overseas on the market he is looking to return next summer and is a high class option.
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|Vidarbha (FC/List A)||Career||38||45||1645|