19 December 1969 |
Baroda, Gujarat, India
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
Source: espncricinfo, 4 February 2006
When he first toured England in 1990, he impressed Alan Knott, who claimed Mongia was a natural. Having spent many years as India's second wicketkeeper after Kiran More, Mongia first made it into the team in the mid-1990s and was from then on the number one choice for wicketkeeper.
Mongia has a highest Test score of 152, which came against Australia cricket team in the one-off Test at Delhi in 1996-97 when he opened the batting. He was dropped from the team after dissent and allegations of match-fixing. Mongia retired from first class cricket in December 2004.
In 183 first-class matches for Baroda cricket team and West Zone cricket team making his debut in November 1989. He took 353 catches and 43 stumpings and scored over 7000 runs. In international cricket, Mongia played 44 Tests ending his Test career in an epic Kolkata Test against Australia cricket team in March 2001.
In 2004, he was named as a coach of Thailand national cricket team. He was coach for 2004 ACC Trophy in Malaysia. Along with national team, Mongia was also named coach of Thailand national under-19 cricket team as well.
- "Match-fixing report: The main points". BBC. 1 November 2000. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Nayan Mongia announces retirement". The Hindu. 22 December 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- Mongia announces his retirement
- Nayan Mongia to coach Thailand