Manish Pandey Biography: Age, Height, Family and Career

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Manish Krishnanand Pandey, an Indian cricketer who competes for India in ODI and T20I, was born on September 10, 1989.

Manish Pandey Career

Manish Pandey Profile: He plays middle-order right-handed cricket for Karnataka in domestic competition and for the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League (IPL).  

Manish Pandey Early life and career

Pandey was born in Nainital, Uttarakhand, but his family relocated to Bangalore when he was 15 years old. He attended Kendriya Vidyalaya for his academic training before joining the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

His father served in the Indian Army. He was a member of the Indian squad that won the 2008 Under-19 World Cup, which was played in Malaysia and featured his sister, Anita Pandey, who was also a former cricketer who had played for Karnataka.

Manish Pandey Indian Premier League

In the Indian Premier League’s 2008 campaign, he was chosen for the Mumbai Indians team. On May 21, 2009, while representing Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored a century, becoming the first Indian to do so in an IPL match. 

In 2014, the Kolkata Knight Riders subsequently selected him. He defeated Kings XI Punjab in the championship game with a 94-run innings, earning him the title of Man of the Match.

He had been listed among the top 10 scorers in both the 2014 (401 runs in 16 matches) and 2017 IPL seasons (396 runs in 13 matches).

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He was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018 for 11 crore. Due to his poor form, he was benched for the majority of IPL 2021.

Pandey was purchased by the Lucknow Super Giants for 4.6 crores during the 2022 IPL Auction.

Manish Pandey Domestic Career

Manish is a Karnataka player. He was selected as the team’s captain for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy competition in Karnataka in 2021. He leads the Karnataka team in several domestic competitions.

Manish Pandey International career

On July 14, 2015, Pandey played in his first One Day International (ODI) for India against Zimbabwe. He made a strong debut, partnering with Kedar Jadhav for 144 runs. When India was struggling at 82 for the loss of 4 wickets, Pandey joined Jadhav at the crease.

He reached his first half-century before being removed for 71 runs. On July 17, 2015, he made his Twenty20 International debut for India during the same trip. However, six months later in Sydney, Pandey played his most significant international innings.

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His undefeated first ODI century in January 2016 helped India defeat Australia’s total of 330 with two balls remaining and avoid a clean sweep. He was chosen for the ODI team for the January 2016 Australian tour.