Maninder Singh      

Full name Maninder Singh

Born June 13, 1965, Poona (now Pune), Maharashtra

Current age 48 years 314 days

Major teams India, Delhi, Shropshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire

Maninder Singh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 35 38 12 99 15 3.80 0 0 1 9 0
ODIs 59 18 14 49 8* 12.25 90 54.44 0 0 1 0 18 0
First-class 145 140 58 1387 102* 16.91 1 5 59 0
List A 110 42 23 207 44 10.89 0 0 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 52 8218 3288 88 7/27 10/107 37.36 2.40 93.3 5 3 2
ODIs 59 57 3133 2066 66 4/22 4/22 31.30 3.95 47.4 1 0 0
First-class 145 36273 14457 606 8/48 23.85 2.39 59.8 46 14
List A 110 5832 3748 128 4/22 4/22 29.28 3.85 45.5 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v India at Karachi, Dec 23-27, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v Zimbabwe at Delhi, Mar 13-17, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v India at Karachi, Jan 21, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Gwalior, Mar 5, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1994
List A span 1982-1994
Profile

For an all-too-brief period in the mid-1980s, Maninder Singh was Indian spin's candle in the wind - the heir-apparent to Bishan Bedi. Like many protégés doomed to follow in famous footsteps, Maninder's journey was a tortuous one. As a raw 17-year-old, he had it all: beguiling flight, variety and an ability to rip the ball on helpful surfaces. Matchwinning performances in England in 1986 were followed by plentiful harvests at home against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. But everything came unstuck with painful swiftness. He lost his rhythm, his tantalising loop and ultimately his place in the side. Despite an abortive comeback in the early '90s, when he desperately experimented with his bowling action, Maninder - like Laxman Shivaramakrishnan - has come to epitomise unfulfilled promise. His enduring place in the game's history is unlikely to be as a matchwinning spinner, but rather as Greg Matthews's final victim in the second Tied Test at Madras in 1986-87.
Dileep Premachandran

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May 22, 2007

Maninder Singh portrait

Maninder Singh portrait

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Dec 22, 2003

Indian Veterans pose before a match against Pakistan veterans, Indian Veterans v Pakistan Veterans, December 21, 2003

Indian Veterans pose before a match

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Mar 11, 2000

Maninder Singh, Delhi, Portrait

Maninder Singh, Portrait

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 31, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 28, 2013
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 25, 2013
No result
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 23, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 16-19, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
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