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MiD DAY Xl: The best Under-16 cricketers in Mumbai

In its quest to promote school sports, this newspaper's first initiative is to project 11 top performers in the recent Harris Shield U-16 tourney. Watch out for more!

Prithvi Shaw (Captain)
Prithvi Shaw
School: Rizvi Springfield (Bandra)
Playing position: Opener
Batting style: Right-handed batsman
Bowling style: Off spinner
Age: 14
Performance this season
Total runs: 1060
Total wickets: 9
Harris highlight: The diminutive batting prodigy set a new record when he piled on a mammoth 546 runs against St Francis D'Assisi (Borivli) in the Harris Shield season-opener (Nov 20) at Azad Maidan. He erased the previous mark of 473 set by his school mate Armaan Jaffer. The Rizvi captain ended the season on a high, leading his school to its sixth consecutive Harris Shield title.

Vaibhav Kalamkar
Vaibhav Kalamkar
School: Rizvi Springfield (Bandra)
Playing position: Opener-wicketkeeper
Batting style: Right-handed batsman Age: 13
Performance this season
Total runs: 300
Wicketkeeping: Four catches & one stumping
Harris Shield highlight: The cautious opening batsman played the sheet-anchor role to perfection in his team's Harris Shield season-opening encounter against St Francis D'Assisi (Borivli) with a first wicket partnership of 153 runs with skipper Prithvi Shaw, who went on to register a record 546 runs. In the final, against IES VN Sule Guruji, Vaibhav took two crucial catches besides scoring a valuable 48 and 26 in the two innings as Rizvi won via first innings lead.

Shoeb Khan
Shoeb Khan
School: Al-Barkaat MMI (Kurla)
Playing position: Middle-order batsman
Batting style: Left-handed batsman
Bowling style: Left-arm spinner
Age: 15.
Performance this season
Total runs: 423
Total wickets: 9
Harris highlight: Shoeb scored an impressive 297 and took 4-21 as his school beat Parle Tilak (Vile Parle) in Rd 3. He scored an impressive 85 and 41 in the other two matches.

Shreyas Dalvi
Shreyas Dalvi
School: IES Raja Shivaji (Dadar)
Playing position: Middle order batsman
Batting style: Right handed
Bowling style: Leg spinner
Age: 15.
Performance this season
Total runs: 423 runs
Total wickets: 4
Harris highlight: Shreyas' best performance this season came against IES Digambar (Dadar) — he scored a 234-ball 254 and took two wickets.

Yash Bhojane
Yash Bhojane
School: IES VN Sule Guruji
Playing position: All rounder
Bowling style: Left-arm pacer
Batting style: Left handed
Age: 15.
Performance this season
Total runs: 361
Total wickets: 10
Harris highlight: Yash's knock of 216 saw his team beat IES New English in Rd 1. In the final vs Rizvi, he took 7-88 in the first innings.

Sidak Singh (Vice-captain)
Sidak Singh
School: Rizvi Springfield
Playing position: All-rounder
Batting style: Left-handed batsman
Bowling style: Left-arm spinner
Age: 13
Performance this season
Total runs: 150
Total wickets: 33
Harris highlight: Sidak is an all-rounder, who has consistently bailed his school out of trouble in close matches thanks to his crafty spin. He repeated his heroics in the Harris Shield final against IES VN Sule Guruji (Dadar). After his team was bowled out for 310, a total that VN Sule Guruji expected to achieve for a vital first innings lead, Sidak accounted for as many as seven wickets (7-62) to restrict the opponents to 167. the middle-order batsman also had a valuable contribution of 56 runs in his team's first innings total.

Yash Joshi
Yash Joshi
School: Shardashram Vidyamandir English
Playing position: All rounder
Batting style: Right-handed batsman
Bowling style: Leg spinner
Age: 15.
Performance this season
Total runs: 275 runs
Total wickets: 25
Harris highlight: In the second round vs IES Digambar Patkar (Dadar), Yash scored a fine 152 to rescue his team, who were tottering at 30-4 at one stage. He followed up his batting show with a fine performance with the ball, finishing with 10 wickets in the match. The effort wasn't good enough for a win though.

Satyak Patel
Satyak Patel
School: Hansraj Morarji (Andheri)
Playing position: Bowler
Bowling style: Left-arm spinner
Batting style: Left-handed batsman
Age: 15
Performance this season
Total wickets: 26
Total runs: 91
Harris highlight: The Andheri school team did not have a strong batting line-up this season, but thanks to some effective spin bowling, they did relatively well in the league, though they didn't manage to qualify for the
knock-outs. In three matches, Satyak scalped an impressive 26 wickets. His best effort was against Anjuman-I-Islam Allana English, where he took 12 wickets (4-72 & 8-14).

Ashok Yadav
Ashok Yadav
School: Anjuman-I-Islam (Urdu)
Playing position: All rounder
Batting style: Right-handed batsman
Bowling style: Off spinner
Age: 15.
Performances this season
Total wickets: 30
Total runs: 237
Harris highlight: Ashok's best batting performance this season came against Swami Vivekanand (Kandivli), where he scored 137. The all rounder gave a fine account of his off spinners in the semi-final against defending champions Rizvi Springfield (Bandra). He took 6-204 but failed to help his team reach the final.

Jay Dave
Jay Dave
School: Anjuman-I-Islam Allana (English)
Playing position: Bowler
Batting style: Right-handed batsman
Bowling style: Left-arm spinner
Age: 15
Performance this season
Total runs: 152 runs
Total wickets: 21
Harris highlight: Jay's all round show — 126 runs and 5-39 — saw his team beat St Francis D'Assisi (Borivli) in the second round at Azad Maidan. In three Harris Shield matches this season, Jay finished with an impressive 21 wickets — 9-57 vs Hansraj Morarji & 5-114 vs Rizvi. He also aggregated a decent 152 runs with the bat.

Dhruva Vedak
Dhruva Vedak
School: IES VN Sule Guruji (Dadar)
Bowling style: Left-arm spinner
Batting style: Right-handed batsman
Age: 15
Performance this season
Total wickets: 32
Total runs: 48
Harris highlight: Dhruva has been one of IES VN Sule Guruji's (Dadar) most consistent and reliable spinners in the last couple of years. This season, his best performance was against IES Raja Shivaji in the semi-finals. He took 11 wickets (5-37 & 6-28) in the match conceding just 65 runs as his team won by an innings and 26 runs.

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