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Manish Pandey replaces Virat Kohli in IPL’s RCB

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Virat Kohli no longer with RCB this year (2022), it was not so easy for the team organizers such as RCB (Royal Challengers) to swap the former captain. With some big names available for signing during the IPL 2022 auction, the franchise will be looking to bring in an experienced chief to lead the team. In a huge revelation, a statement has surfaced that RCB is likely all set to sign Manish Pandey as there main lead for this season of IPL 2022.

Manish Pandey was considered by RCB during the super auction for the event (IPL 2022), according to a report. The cricketer of the Karnataka state has played previously for the RCB in the three season back to back. The middle-order batsman has a wealth of IPL experience and was the 1st Indian to score a century. For Ranjhi Trophy as well as Syed Mustaq domestic tournaments the player has shown his outstanding captaincy skills. So if the franchise is looking forward to the next few seasons, Pandey being the local guy could fit the bill.

Career of Manish Pandey in IPL

Manish Pandey’s IPL’s career has so far been good, with total of 154 the cricketer has scored 3560 runs with an average of 30.68. He has played for teams like Kolkata Knight Riders, RCB, Sahara Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad. He began his career with RCB, after which the cricketer moved to Pune Warriors which took place in 2011.

After Pune, Pandey headed to Kolkata Knight Riders who signed him in the IPL Player Auction 2014. In that season he played 16 matches and scored 401 runs.

After spending four years at KKR, Manish Pandey looked for new pasture and Sunrisers Hyderabad wasted no time in signing him. During the 2018 auction, SRH made him the costliest player to have paid 11 crores for his services. He was also retained by the franchise for the 2019 edition in which he scored 344 runs in 12 matches. In 2020, he showed his true form by scoring 425 runs in 16 matches, but his performance in the 2021 season saw him score 292 run in 8 matches.

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Manish Pandey as fresh new cricketer established him with his breathtaking fielding as well as quick batting techniques at the domestic cricket, proving that he was no one-match miracle. Pandey had one match in which he could not be kept out of action and was placed on a one-man show as only one other batsman managed to cross the 50-run mark. Also, Pandey took a breathtaking catch to dismiss Abhishek Nair – which went viral on social media. It was an important wicket in terms of the game and the selectors certainly noticed a young man who displayed impressive big-match flair.

Rahul Dravid is the role model for the young cricketer and gives all his credit to senior. Pandey’s batting though has more quickness and strokes, his trademark shot is the swat-flick, which he uses to good effect while slogging as well as rotating the strike.

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