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Monty Panesar      

Full name Mudhsuden Singh Panesar

Born April 25, 1982, Luton, Bedfordshire

Current age 31 years 364 days

Major teams England, British Universities, England Lions, England Under-19s, Essex, Lions, Loughborough MCCU, Marylebone Cricket Club, Northamptonshire, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Bedford Modern School, Stopsley High School, Luton, Bedfordshire; Loughborough University

Mudhsuden Singh Panesar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 50 68 23 220 26 4.88 749 29.37 0 0 23 1 10 0
ODIs 26 8 3 26 13 5.20 91 28.57 0 0 2 0 3 0
T20Is 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 201 249 81 1414 46* 8.41 4089 34.58 0 0 38 0
List A 84 29 13 141 17* 8.81 251 56.17 0 0 14 0
Twenty20 31 7 2 7 3* 1.40 15 46.66 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 50 85 12475 5797 167 6/37 11/210 34.71 2.78 74.7 4 12 2
ODIs 26 26 1308 980 24 3/25 3/25 40.83 4.49 54.5 0 0 0
T20Is 1 1 24 40 2 2/40 2/40 20.00 10.00 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 201 44974 20479 659 7/60 31.07 2.73 68.2 25 35 5
List A 84 3701 2865 81 5/20 5/20 35.37 4.64 45.6 0 1 0
Twenty20 31 30 618 758 27 3/14 3/14 28.07 7.35 22.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 12, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 13, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001
Last First-class Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Apr 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A Yorkshire v Sussex at Leeds, Aug 19, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Warwickshire at Northampton, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sussex v Lancashire at Hove, Aug 8, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17, 2/43 Essex v Surrey The Oval 20 Apr 2014 FC
14, 0/12, 0, 2/95 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 13 Apr 2014 FC
0*, 1/7, 10, 3/26 Essex v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 7 Apr 2014 FC
5/63, 3, 2/66 M.C.C. v Durham Abu Dhabi 23 Mar 2014 FC
2, 0/18, 0, 1/41 England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2013 Test # 2110
1/157, 2, 1/41, 0 England v Australia Adelaide 5 Dec 2013 Test # 2105
3/41 England XI v CA Chairman Alice Springs 29 Nov 2013 Other
2/100, 3, 16 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 24 Sep 2013 FC
2/37, 0/30 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 17 Sep 2013 FC
6, 0/8, 4/49 Essex v Kent Canterbury 11 Sep 2013 FC
Profile

Mudhsuden Singh Panesar, affectionately known throughout the game as Monty, quickly established himself as a national hero after bursting on to the scene with England in 2006. With his black patka, wide eyes and eager (if a touch hapless) fielding, he rapidly became a fan favourite.

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Timeline
    • 1970s
      From Ludhiana to Luton
      • Paramjit, Monty's father, migrates from India, marries Gursharan, and settles in Luton.
    • 1992
      Spotted
      • Influenced by his father's involvement with Luton Indians Cricket Club, plays cricket for the first time aged 10. Is spotted two years later by Paul Taylor, the former Northamptonshire and England seamer. Is bowling "horrible little left-arm seamers [which] didn't seam or swing" for Bedfordshire, but is passing time in practice bowling spinners and "turning it miles".
    • 1998
      First time for Second XI
      • Plays his first Second XI match for Northamptonshire, and impresses his coach Nick Cook with the pace at which he bowls, while also gaining dip and turn.
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Best Performances
    • 3 for 21 and 5 for 72 v Pakistan, Old Trafford, 2006
      • Steve Harmison tears into Pakistan with 6 for 19 in their first innings, though ably supported by Panesar who removes the limpit-like Mohammad Yousuf on course for 3 for 21. England respond powerfully with 461 before Panesar blitzes Pakistan in their second innings, removing Imran Farfat and the Big Three: Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf and Inzamam-ul-Haq en route to 5 for 72.
    • 3 for 127 and 3 for 39 v Pakistan, Headingley, 2006
      • England compile 515 thanks to a sublime 135 from Kevin Pietersen, but Pakistan respond with 538. Mohammad Yousuf's gluttonous run continues with 192, while Younis Khan cracks 173. Panesar concedes 2.66 per over in his marathon 47.4 overs, picking up 3 for 127. England falter in their second dig, but set Pakistan 323 to win; Monty adds three more wickets, including Inzamam-ul-Haq, and memorably Younis Khan with the ball of the summer. Younis prod forward on the front foot, but the ball spat out of the rough on middle and leg, clipping his off-bail.
    • 5 for 92 and 3 for 145 v Australia, Perth, 2006-07
      • Panesar is discarded, but not forgotten, in the first two Ashes Tests where Giles is preferred to him. Introduced at Perth, under enormous pressure, he out-bowls his England team-mates to record 5 for 92, causing everyone to ask just why he was previously excluded. Panesar takes his first Ashes wicket with only his seventh ball, bowling Justin Langer through the gate. Adam Gilchrist is next, padding up, but he gets a thin edge to short-leg. Andrew Symonds fails to pick up the line; Shane Warne nicks one to the wicketkeeper; Brett Lee is trapped in front, beaten by the flight, and all eyes are on Duncan Fletcher.
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Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • Blessed are the meek (Sep 17, 2006)
    Emma John meets Monty Panesar, the shy boy who became a national hero
  • Wide-eyed assassin (Jul 19, 2007)
    Monty Panesar has had a sensational start to his international career. Andrew Miller helps him take it all in
  • Monty's dip (Jan 25, 2008)
    After being hailed as English spin's saviour, Panesar has had a less-than-miraculous sophomore term. Sure the talent is still there, but he needs to get his self-belief back, and get out of his shell some
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Mar 23, 2014

Monty Panesar took five wickets in the season opener in Abu Dhabi, Durham v MCC, Champion County Match, Abu Dhabu, 1st day, March, 23, 2014

Monty Panesar took five wickets in the season opener in Abu Dhabi

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Dec 27, 2013

Monty Panesar was bowled leaving, Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 2nd day, December 27, 2013

Monty Panesar was bowled leaving

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Dec 27, 2013

Monty Panesar was struck a painful blow on the box, Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 2nd day, December 27, 2013

Monty Panesar was struck a painful blow on the box

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2001

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2007

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