Manpreet Gony

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Manpreet Gony
Personal information
Full name Manpreet Singh Gony
Born (1984-01-04) 4 January 1984 (age 30)
Roopnagar, Punjab, India
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 173) 25 June 2008 v Hong Kong
Last ODI 28 June 2008 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007/08–present Punjab
2008–2010 Chennai Super Kings
2011 - 2012 Deccan Chargers
2013 - present Kings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC List A T20
Matches 2 13 12 23
Runs scored 0 258 20 48
Batting average 16.12 4.00 16.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0
Top score 0 69 9 15*
Balls bowled 78 2,544 593 462
Wickets 2 32 21 22
Bowling average 38.00 44.31 22.38 27.95
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/65 4/39 4/35 3/34
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 2/– 4/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 May 2009

Manpreet Singh Gony (born 4 January 1984, Rupnagar, Punjab), whose real name is Manpreet Singh Grewal is an Indian cricketer from Punjab born in a Jatt Sikh family. He is a right-arm medium pace bowler and Right hand middle order Batsman.

Cricket[edit]

Manpreet Singh Gony made his debut for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in the season 2007-08. He was later selected for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Gony has made his mark in the 2008 Indian Premier League matches. He played for the Chennai Super Kings. He was one of leading wicket takers in the Indian Premier League and also performed well with the bat, scoring crucial runs in the last overs. He was instrumental in the Chennai Super Kings victory against Delhi Daredevils. He took 17 wickets in 16 matches in the IPL tournament. His team, the Chennai Super Kings, were the runner's up of the IPL tournament. For the IPL season of 2011, Deccan Chargers picked him up for a sum of $290,000. Gony was later picked up by Kings XI Punjab for the season 6 of IPL. Gony got a chance to play his first match against KKR where he played a match winning innings of 42 of 18 balls with a strike rate of 233. He was presented with the man of the match for his powerful batting performance.

Gony was drafted into the Indian cricket team for the Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh in place of Sreesanth who was ruled out with a side strain.[1]

On 25 March 2012, Gony became the first player ever to bowl three maiden overs in a top-level Twenty20 match. Gony finished with figures of 4-3-5-3 in Punjab's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarter final win against Madhya Pradesh.[2]

Personal information[edit]

He has two elder brothers Harpreet Singh Grewal and Manmohan Singh Grewal and he is married to Manpreet Kaur. To his friends and family, he is known by his nickname "Gony".[3]

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