Manish Pandey

Country: India
Born: September 10, 1989, Nainital, Uttaranchal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Top order Batter

Manish Pandey Bio

Manish Krishnanand Pandey, the first Indian cricketer to score a century in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has made a lasting impact on the cricketing world with his explosive batting skills and remarkable fielding abilities. Born on September 10, 1989, in Nainital, Uttarakhand, Manish Pandey is widely regarded as one of the most talented cricketers to emerge from India in recent years.

Pandey’s journey in cricket began at a young age when he started playing for his school team in Bangalore. His exceptional performances caught the attention of cricket coaches and selectors, leading to his inclusion in Karnataka’s state team at the tender age of 17. His breakthrough came during the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy season when he showed immense maturity and composure with the bat, impressing everyone with his batting technique and ability to build innings.

However, it was in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008 that Manish Pandey etched his name in the history books. Playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pandey became an overnight sensation as he became the first Indian cricketer to smash a century in the IPL. His breathtaking knock of 114 runs off just 73 balls not only announced his arrival on the big stage but also secured his future as a professional cricketer. The century meant that he could pursue his dream of representing his country without having to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the army.

Despite his incredible IPL performance, Pandey had to wait for his international debut. He continued to showcase his skills in domestic cricket, impressing as an aggressive middle-order batsman and an agile fielder. His consistent performances propelled Karnataka to become the dominant team in the domestic circuit, achieving a remarkable double treble. His hard work and determination paid off in July 2015 when he finally made his debut for the Indian national team during a tour of Zimbabwe.

However, it was during the tour of Australia in January 2016 that Pandey truly announced his arrival on the international stage. In a crucial ODI match against the home team, Pandey played a match-winning knock of an unbeaten century, helping India chase down Australia’s formidable target of 330 with just two balls to spare. His sensational innings showcased his ability to handle pressure situations and his immense talent as a match-winner.

Although Pandey has had limited opportunities in the Indian team, he has managed to establish himself as a key player in the short format of the game. His inclusion in the semi-final of the 2016 World T20 as a replacement for an injured Yuvraj Singh demonstrated the trust and faith the team management has in his abilities.

Off the field, Manish Pandey is known for his humble nature and dedication to the sport. He is admired by his teammates and fans alike for his professionalism and hard work. Despite facing ups and downs in his career, he has always persevered and risen to the occasion when given the opportunity.

With his exceptional talent, Manish Pandey has the potential to be one of the most successful cricketers to emerge from India. As he continues to hone his skills and make valuable contributions to the Indian team, cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly await his future achievements on the cricket field.

Manish Pandey Career Stats

Manish Pandey Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 39 33 17 709 79* 44.31 562 126.15 0 3 49 19 9 0
ODIs 29 24 7 566 104* 33.29 625 90.56 1 2 45 5 10 0
FC 109 169 22 7572 238 51.51 11317 66.9 24 30 853 144 148 0
List A 192 182 43 6310 142* 45.39 6760 93.34 10 39 483 160 105 0
T20s 302 276 59 6849 129* 31.56 5560 123.18 3 39 565 214 149 2

Manish Pandey Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 109 34 571 244 5 2/45 2/45 48.8 2.56 114.2 0 0 0
List A 192 19 422 376 8 3/25 3/25 47 5.34 52.7 0 0 0
T20s 302 10 168 212 10 4/27 4/27 21.2 7.57 16.8 2 0 0

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