Gurkeerat Singh

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Gurkeerat Singh Mann
Personal information
Full nameGurkeerat Rupinder Singh Mann
Born (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 28)
Muktsar, Punjab, India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleBatsman; occasional wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 209)17 January 2016 v Australia
Last ODI23 January 2016 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2011/12–presentPunjab
2012-2017Kings XI Punjab
2018Delhi Daredevils
2019-presentRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 3 49 77 87
Runs scored 13 2942 2703 1386
Batting average 6.50 43.91 46.60 22.00
100s/50s 0/0 6/18 3/21 0/6
Top score 8 201* 108 93*
Balls bowled 60 3515 1151 168
Wickets 0 41 26 6
Bowling average - 44.90 35.26 35.33
5 wickets in innings - 1 1 -
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling - 5/38 5/29 2/15
Catches/stumpings 1/– 23/– 28/- 40/3
Source: Cricinfo, 5 May 2019

Gurkeerat Singh Mann (born 29 June 1990) is an Indian cricketer who plays as a lower-order batsman for Punjab in domestic cricket.[1] A right-handed batsman and off break bowler, he is a member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and a regular in India A team. Singh had a maiden call for the official Indian squad for the South Africa series in 2015.[2][3] He made his One Day International debut for India against Australia on 17 January 2016.[4]

Domestic career[edit]

Gurkeerat plays for Punjab in Indian domestic cricket and represents North Zone in Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy.

On 24 December 2014 while playing for Punjab, he made an unbeaten 73 runs to see his team to victory while chasing 205 for victory on the 4th day.[5] He made his second hundred in first-class cricket against Karnataka. His 201 is also his highest score in first-class cricket.[6]

On 14 August 2015, he made an unbeaten 87 runs off 81 balls in the Triangular Series Final against Australia A to help his team to the title. He walked into bat with India A struggling at 82/5 and needing 145 more runs to win the match. He hit nine fours and two sixes in his knock.[7]

He continued his good form against Bangladesh A team. In the first match of the three-match series, he made 65 runs off 59 balls to help India A go past 300. He followed his fifty with a five-for in the same match to bowl out Bangladesh A for 226. His 5/29 were his best figure in List A cricket.[8]

In July 2018, he was named in the squad for India Green for the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy.[9] He was the leading run-scorer for Punjab in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 295 runs in six matches.[10]

International career[edit]

After his impressive all-round performance against Bangladesh A Team, Mann was selected in India's 15 man Squad for the 5 match ODI series against South Africa. He was selected in the team for the one day series against Australia in January 2016.[11]

Gurkeerat Singh Mann made his ODI debut against Australian Cricket Team in the third ODI of the 2016 series played in Melbourne.[12]

Indian Premier League[edit]

Mann played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League from 2012 to 2017. He signed with the franchise in the 2012 IPL auction. He plays as a lower order batsman as a finisher and has played many notable cameos for his team.

His catch to dismiss Ross Taylor of Pune Warriors India in a league game was voted the catch of the tournament for IPL 2013.[13]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction.[14]

In December 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gurkeerat Singh Mann". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Kings XI Punjab Squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "All you want to know about Gurkeerat Singh Mann". Times of India. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ "India tour of Australia, 3rd ODI: Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 17, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Gurkeerat, Seamers Fashion Punjab Victory". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Karnataka win despite Gurkeerat 157". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Gurkeerat, Spiners take India to Title". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Gurkeerat Singh fifty and Five-for help India A win". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Samson picked for India A after passing Yo-Yo test". ESPN Cricinfo. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2016/17 - Punjab: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Gurkeerat Singh picked for South Africa ODI series". Times of India. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Kohli Ton Drives India to 295/6 in 3rd ODI". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Final: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Kolkata, May 26, 2013 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  14. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  15. ^ "IPL 2019 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  16. ^ "IPL 2019 Auction: Who got whom". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

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