Parthiv Patel, started his career at a very young age for India. The Gujarat batsman debuted against England in a Test at Trent Bridge when he was only 17 years old. He was the yougest wicketkeeper to debut in Test cricket. In his career, the left-handed batsman went on to play 25 Tests in which he score 934 runs at an average of 31.13. He also played 38 ODIs in which he scored 738 runs at an average of 23.74.
The wicketkeeper has also played two T20Is for the country. After the retirement of MS Dhoni from the Test, Wriddhiman Saha was picked up as the regular replacement for India. But Saha picked up an injury during the India-England home series in 2016 and Patel was given a chance to the longest format after a span of 8 years. The return became his second innings, and he was also recalled in 2018 for India after Saha, once again was injured in the away series against South Africa.