10 September 1989Date of Birth
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. 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 the Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL Player Auction 2014. The Karnataka batsman earned his maiden India cap in 2015 and also scored a match-winning ODI century against Australia in the CB series in Australia in 2016 which was a hint of his maturity. He was acquired by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a sum of 11 crore which made him their most expensive buy in the 2018 IPL Player Auction and he went on to play for the franchise for the next three years. Manish, who played for Lucknow Super Giants last season, was brought on board by Delhi Capitals for INR 2.40 Crore and and he will be eager to make his experience count and would want to better his IPL record as he is one of the vital cogs in the DC batting line-up.