Manish Pandey

Manish Krishnanand Pandey (born 10 September 1989) is an Indian international cricketer. He is primarily a right-handed middle-order batsman representing Karnataka in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL).[1] He played as an opening batsman for his former IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and became the first Indian player to score a century in the IPL in 2009 Indian Premier League.[2] Srh 2018 wicket keeper for 3 matches

Manish Pandey
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Manish Pandey during 2014 IPL
Personal information
Full nameManish Krishnanand Pandey
Born (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 32)
Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
(m. 2019)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 206)14 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.21
T20I debut (cap 52)17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I4 December 2020 v Australia
T20I shirt no.21
Domestic team information
2008Mumbai Indians
2009–2010Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 1)
2011–2013Pune Warriors India (squad no. 1)
2014–2017Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 9 (formerly 1))
2018–presentSunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 21 (formerly 10))
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 28 39 91 161
Runs scored 555 709 6389 5376
Batting average 34.68 44.31 51.11 45.55
100s/50s 1/2 0/3 19/29 10/33
Top score 104* 79* 238 142*
Catches/stumpings 9/– 9/– 125/– 88/–
Source: ESPN cricinfo, 23 July 2021

Life and early careerEdit

Pandey was born in [Bageshwar], Kumaon, India.[3] Later he moved to Bangalore at the age of 15 with his family. His father was in the Indian Army.[4] He did his schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya and later joined the Karnataka State Cricket Association. His sister, Anita Pandey was also a former cricketer who had represented Karnataka.[5] He was a member of the victorious Indian team in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup held in Malaysia.[4]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

Manish Pandey (left) and Umesh Yadav (right), in an ad during IPL 2015

He was selected for the Mumbai Indians squad in the 2008 season of the Indian Premier League.[6] On 21 May 2009, while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he became the first Indian to score a century in the IPL.[7] He was then picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014.[8] In the finals, he played a match-winning innings of 94 against Kings XI Punjab and was awarded Man of Match.[9] He had been included in the list of top 10 scorers of 2 IPL seasons, 2014 (401 runs in 16 matches)[10] and in 2017 (396 runs in 13 matches).[11] In 2018, he was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹11 crore.[12]

International careerEdit

Pandey made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India against Zimbabwe on 14 July 2015.[13] He had a successful debut that included a 144-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav. Pandey joined Jadhav at the crease when India was struggling at 82 for the loss of 4 wickets and made his maiden half-century before being dismissed for 71 runs.[14] He made his Twenty20 International debut for India on the same tour, on 17 July 2015.[15] He was selected in the ODI squad for the Australian tour in January 2016. In the final game at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he played a match-winning inning of 104*, helping India win its only match of the series.[16]

He was selected as a replacement of Yuvraj Singh in 2016 World T20 for India.[17] He was named in the 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy in June 2017. However, he injured himself during the IPL and missed out the ICC event for India.[18][19] In June 2021, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Pandey married an Indian actress Ashrita Shetty on 2 December 2019 in Mumbai.[21][22]


  1. ^ "Manish Pandey Profile". Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ "IPL 2009: Manish Pandey becomes first Indian centurion in the tournament". Cricketcountry. 24 August 2014. Archived from the original on 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ "From Nashik to Bangalore, Manish has come a long way". 23 May 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Manish Pandey: Five interesting facts you must know about India's new hero". Zee News. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Pandey sister loves to watch Manish bat". Deccan Herald. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Skipper Virat top pick in IPL's under-19 draft". Indian Express. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ Royal Challengers Banglore vs Deccan Chargers Scorecard
  8. ^ "2014 Pepsi IPL Player Auction concludes". IPL. 13 February 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  9. ^ Binoy, George (1 June 2014). "Pandey guns KKR to second title". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Indian Premier League, 2014 / Records / Most runs". Cricinfo. ESPN. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Indian Premier League, 2017 / Records / Most runs". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  12. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Rahane to lead second-string side in Zimbabwe". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Jadhav, Pandey set up 3-0 India sweep". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  15. ^ "India top order, spinners muzzle Zimbabwe". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  16. ^ "India beat Australia by six wickets to avoid ODI whitewash". BBC Sport. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Mohammed Shami back for World T20". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Rohit, Ashwin, Shami return for Champions Trophy". ESPNcricinfo. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Karthik replaces injured Pandey in Champions Trophy squad". ESPNcricinfo. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  20. ^ "India vs Sri Lanka 2021: Shikhar Dhawan to lead India in limited-overs". Six Sports. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Manish Pandey ties knot with Tamil actress Ashrita Shetty hours after winning Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy". Hindustan Times. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  22. ^ "Manish Pandey Marries Actress Ashrita Shetty In Mumbai | Cricket News". 2 December 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.

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