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|Full name||Manvinder Singh Bisla|
27 December 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Domestic team information|
|2009||Deccan Chargers (squad no. 36)|
|2010||Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 36)|
|2011–2014||Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 36)|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Source: cricinfo, August 8, 2014|
Bisla is one of the lesser known of the wicketkeeper batsman that Indian cricket unearthed from the junior and India-A ranks in the last decade, the others being Ajay Ratra, Parthiv Patel, M.S Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik. Bisla was the stand-in captain of the U-19 test team during their tour to England in 2002 season. The match ended in a draw.
Bisla made his debut in Ranji Trophy domestic cricket in 2002 for his home state – Haryana. He moved to Himachal Pradesh in 2003/04 season and currently represents Goa in Indian domestic cricket, having joined them in 2012. He was part of the IPL-winning Deccan Chargers team in 2009, was picked by Kings XI Punjab in 2010. He made his debut in 2010.
In 2011 he was signed by the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. He played as the wicket keeper of KKR in first 5 matches as Brad Haddin was not available. He opened the batting with all rounder Jacques Kallis from South Africa and also made a partnership of 145 with Kallis. In IPL 2012, he played 7 matches and scored 213 runs with 1 half century in the final match of the tournament. He took 6 catches and 2 stumpings behind the stumps.
He played a match winning innings of 89 off 48 balls against the Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2012 IPL to guide his team to a 5 wicket win. He received the Man of the Match award for this innings .
He faced a lot of backlash from cricket fans in India when he misbehaved with the legend Rahul Dravid during an IPL game.
Seasons by seasons at IPL
|IPL Batting Statistics of Manvinder Bisla|
|2010||Kings XI Punjab||10||218||75||0||1||12||45|
|2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||5||72||27||0||0||8||0|
- "In Premier League – Final Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings.He has played the first match of dlf ipl 5 2012.". Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- Bhaskar, Rohit (28 May 2012). "Manvinder Bisla: IPL5 final hero who powered KKR to win title". Hindustan Times. Chennai.