|Vicky Ostwal Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||September 1, 2002|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Vicky Ostwal is an Indian professional cricketer who came to prominence in February 2022 as an integral member of the Indian squad that had won the 2022 ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup. This was India’s 4th successive appearance in the final of the tournament after losing efforts in 2016 and 2020 and a winning campaign in 2018. This was also the 5th time that India had lifted the trophy after victorious campaigns in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2018. A couple of months before this, in December 2021, Vicky was a key part of the Indian squad that had triumphed at the 2021 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Under-19 Asia Cup. This was the 8th time that India had won this competition out of the 9 editions that had been played.
Vicky Kanhaiya Ostwal
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Lonavla, Pune, Maharashtra, India
- Father – Kanhaiya Ostwal (Businessman)
Slow Left Arm Orthodox
7 – Youth ODI
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a trimmed beard
Vicky Ostwal Facts
- In the first match of the 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, against the United Arab Emirates, Vicky had produced extremely miserly figures of 2/7 in 6.3 overs, at a scarcely believable economy rate of 1.07. India had bundled the UAE out for 128 runs to win the match by a massive margin of 154 runs.
- In the semi-final of the tournament, against Bangladesh, he had produced a stellar show with both bat and ball. Coming in to bat with India struggling at 193/8, he had stitched together an unbroken stand of 50 runs for the 9th wicket (in just 5 overs) with Shaik Rasheed to propel India to a competitive total of 243 runs. In the 2nd innings of the match, he had produced another frugal spell – 2/25 in 10 overs – to help India win by 103 runs.
- In the final of the tournament, a rain-affected game against Sri Lanka, he had spun a web again, recording figures of 3/11 in 8 overs, at an astonishing economy rate of 1.37. India had chased down the paltry target of 102 runs with great ease to lift the title. He was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance.
- In India’s first group stage match of the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, against South Africa, he had produced another ‘Player of the Match’ performance thanks to a spell of 5/28 in 10 overs that had helped India win a tight match by 45 runs.
- He was immense with the ball in the quarter-final and semi-final of the tournament as well, turning in critical spells of 2/25 (9 overs) and 3/42 (10 overs) against Australia and Bangladesh, respectively.
- With a bag of 12 wickets, he was India’s highest wicket-taker in the tournament and the joint 6th-highest across all 16 teams. For his performances, he was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ by both the ICC and ESPNCricinfo.
- In 2019, he had been utilized as a net bowler by the IPL (Indian Premier League) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during their preparations for the upcoming IPL season.
- At the 2022 IPL (Indian Premier League) mega auction held in February 2022, he had been acquired by the Delhi Capitals for INR 20 lakhs (USD 26k).
Featured Image by Vicky Ostwal / Instagram