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Manish Pandey



Manish Krishnanand Pandey (born 10 September 1989) is an Indian international cricketer who plays ODI and T20I for India. He is primarily a right-handed middle-order batsman representing Karnataka in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 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 the 2009 Indian Premier League.

Personal Information

Full name Manish Krishnanand Pandey
Born 10 September 1989 (age 32)
Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Batting Right Handed
Role Batsman
Relations Ashrita Shetty (wife)

(m. 2019)​

International Information

National side  India (2015–present)
ODI debut (cap 206) 14 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 21
T20I debut (cap 52) 17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 4 December 2020 v Australia
T20I shirt no. 21

Domestic Team Information

Years Team
2006/07–present Karnataka
2008 Mumbai Indians
2009–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 1)
2011–2013 Pune Warriors India (squad no. 1)
2014–2017 Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 9 (formerly 1))
2018–2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 21 (formerly 10))


Life and Early Career

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

Pandey married an Indian actress Ashrita Shetty on 2 December 2019 in Mumbai.

Indian Premier League

He was selected for the Mumbai Indians squad in the 2008 season of the Indian Premier League. On 21 May 2009, while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he became the first Indian to score a century in the IPL. He was then picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014. In the finals, Manish Krishnanand Pandey played a match-winning inning of 94 against Kings XI Punjab and was awarded Man of Match. He had been included in the list of top 10 scorers of 2 IPL seasons, 2014 (401 runs in 16 matches) and in 2017 (396 runs in 13 matches). In 2018, he was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹11 crores. He was dropped for most of the season in IPL 2021, due to lack of form.

Manish plays for Karnataka. He was named captain of the Karnataka team in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. 

International Career

Manish Krishnanand Pandey made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India against Zimbabwe on 14 July 2015. 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. He made his Twenty20 International debut for India on the same tour, on 17 July 2015. Pandey’s breakout international innings, however, came six months later in Sydney. In January 2016, his unbeaten maiden ODI century helped India gun down Australia’s 330 with two balls to spare and prevent a whitewash. 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.

He was selected as a replacement for Yuvraj Singh in the 2016 World T20 for India. 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 on the ICC event for India. In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and T20I squad for their series against Sri Lanka.

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