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Manish Pandey Biography: A Brilliant Finisher Who Can Prove His Spot in World Cup 2019

Manish Pandey rose to prominence when he scored a century in the second season of the Indian Premier League, becoming the first Indian to score a century in the tournament. He continued his rich vein of form in the domestic tournaments playing for Karnataka.

Pandey got the opportunity in the Indian Cricket team but he hasn’t been able to cement his spot in Virat Kohli‘s young India. But be rest assured that Pandey is a proven finisher and a brilliant fielder to add to it. He is also one of the many players eyeing the 2019 World Cup squad for the very open number 4 slot.

Manish Pandey Biography

Details
Full Name
Manish Krishnanand Pandey
Age
30 years
Sport Category
Cricket
Date of Birth
10 September 1989
Hometown
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Height
1.73 m
Coach
J Arun Kumar
Parent
Krishnanand and Tara Pandey
ODI Debut
14 July 2015 Vs Zimbabwe
T 20 Debut
17 July 2015 Vs Zimbabwe

Early Days and Domestic Career

Manish Krishnanand Pandey was born on 10 September 1989 in Nainital, Uttarakhand. He developed his love for cricket very early in his life. He started playing cricket during his primary education days. Satish, a well-known coach, who coached teams of Karnataka, Haryana and Orissa saw the talent in Manish and coached him in his early days.

 

Manish was a part of the team that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2008 under Virat Kohli in Malaysia. The flamboyant stroke maker is a vital cog in the Karnataka team. He had a breakthrough Ranji season in 2009-10 with 882 runs, ending up with four centuries and five fifties.

 

International Career

Manish was handed his India cap during the ODI tour of Zimbabwe in July 2015. He scored 71 runs in his debut game. He came into limelight after a match-winning 104* against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2016.

 

He later went through a lean patch but was selected for the Champions Trophy 2017 but he injured himself and missed out of the ICC event.

Indian Premier League

 

Manish Pandey became the first Indian player to score an IPL century as he scored 114 off 73 balls against Deccan Chargers for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2009 IPL semi finals. In 2014, he was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders. He was the Man of the Match in the finals of that season for a match-winning inning of 94 against Kings XI Punjab. He currently plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Career Statistics

 

Competition ODI T20I LA T20
Matches 23 28 139 215
Runs Scored 440 538 4504 4551
Batting Average 36.66 41.38 43.30 29.17
100s/50s 1/2 0/2 8/27 2/21
Top Score 104* 79* 117* 114*
Catches 6 6 68 103

 

Manish Pandey’s Favourites

 

Favourite Batsman – Rahul Dravid and AB De Villiers

Favourite Bowler – Morne Morkel

Favourite Actor – Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan

Favourite Actress – Priyamani

Favourite Band – Cold Play

Favourite Musician – Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkin

Social Media

 

 

At Least 5-6 players are in contention of the number 4 slot in the Indian team to the World Cup 2018 to be held in England and his name is probably in the top 2 or 3.

Hope Manish Pandey gets a few more opportunities in the national team to prove himself for he is an able finisher, for sure.

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Gaurav Kadam
Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.

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