2012 Season Statistics
|Birth Date||10 September 1989|
It took one spectacular innings to thrust Manish Pandey into the limelight. A flamboyant right-hand top-order batsman, Pandey scored an unbeaten 114 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Deccan Chargers in IPL 2009. He became the first Indian to score a ton in the IPL. Since then, Pandey has been one of the most consistent run-getters in Indian domestic cricket. He also scored an outstanding century on a difficult track in the Ranji Trophy final a few seasons ago. Pandey is a naturally gifted batsman. While his batting is more about timing and picking out gaps, he can also hit big sixes if needed. After turning out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first three seasons of the IPL, Pandey was signed by the Pune Warriors prior to IPL 2011 and continued his stint with the team even in IPL 2013 before being purchased by KKR at the 2014 Player Auction.