Dinesh Mongia      

Full name Dinesh Mongia

Born April 17, 1977, Chandigarh

Current age 37 years 168 days

Major teams India, Chandigarh Lions, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Punjab

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Dinesh Mongia
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 57 51 7 1230 159* 27.95 1721 71.47 1 4 122 8 21 0
T20Is 1 1 0 38 38 38.00 45 84.44 0 0 4 1 1 0
First-class 121 183 19 8028 308* 48.95 27 28 121 0
List A 198 184 27 5535 159* 35.25 10 26 85 0
Twenty20 32 30 0 633 50 21.10 557 113.64 0 1 69 7 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 57 21 640 571 14 3/31 3/31 40.78 5.35 45.7 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 121 4037 1687 46 4/34 36.67 2.50 87.7 0 0
List A 198 3834 2976 116 5/44 5/44 25.65 4.65 33.0 5 1 0
Twenty20 32 29 523 535 28 3/19 3/19 19.10 6.13 18.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut India v Australia at Pune, Mar 28, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, May 12, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Hyderabad (India) v Punjab at Hyderabad (Deccan), Jan 10-12, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, May 12, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Punjab v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai (BS), Apr 21, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
38, 0/27 Chandigarh v ICL Hyd Gurgaon 26 Oct 2008 Other T20
47, 0/30 Chandigarh v Chennai Ahmedabad 18 Oct 2008 Other T20
1/19, 5 Chandigarh v ICL Mumbai Hyderabad (Deccan) 13 Oct 2008 Other T20
2/16, 61 Chandigarh v Chennai Hyderabad 30 Sep 2008 Other T20
0/10 Chandigarh v Delhi Giants Hyderabad 29 Sep 2008 Other T20
0/7, 34* Chandigarh v Ahmedabad Hyderabad 28 Sep 2008 Other T20
1/14, 43* Chandigarh v ICL Hyd Hyderabad 25 Sep 2008 Other T20
2/10, 19 Chandigarh v Bengal Hyderabad 24 Sep 2008 Other T20
2/21, 72* Chandigarh v ICL Mumbai Bangalore 23 Sep 2008 Other T20
6, 0/11 Chandigarh v Chennai Bangalore 22 Sep 2008 Other T20
Profile

Dinesh Mongia has quietly gone about the job of accumulating runs without ever being showered with the encomiums reserved for flashier but less effective players. Having made his Punjab debut in 1995-96, he was a steady if unspectacular performer until the 2000-01 season when he took domestic run-getting to another level, forcing his way into the national team with a string of big innings. Pugnacious and dogged, he lacks the natural grace of most left-handers, but possesses a wide range of attacking strokes. He has done a sterling job when given a chance in the one-day side, and hammered 159 in the series decider against Zimbabwe at Guwahati in March 2002. Suspicions remained, however, that kinks in his technique could be exposed on more challenging tracks abroad, and indifferent displays in England resulted in him being relegated to a bit-part role in the tours that followed. He forced his way back into the 2003 World Cup squad, where India lost in the final, but failed to set the world alight. In 2004, he played club cricket in England in an attempt to regain his place, and ended up standing in for Carl Hooper as one of Lancashire's overseas players where he was a popular player. He then joined Leicestershire where is skills were especially useful in Twenty20 cricket and remained on the fringes of India's one-day side, featuring in four matches during the six-month period between September 2006 and March 2007. After India's ignominous World Cup exit, of which he wasn't a part, he was picked in the squad to tour Bangladesh in May 2007. Mongia then took his skills to the Chandigarh Lions in the ICL, but was suspended by the unsanctioned league in October 2008. The ICL players were given amnesty by the BCCI after that, but Mongia hasn't played an official game since.
Dileep Premachandran June 2009

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Oct 18, 2008

Dinesh Mongia top-scored for Chandigarh with 47off 29 balls, Chandigarh Lions v Chennai Superstars, Indian Cricket League, 10th match, Ahmedabad, October 18, 2008

Dinesh Mongia top-scored for Chandigarh with 47off 29 balls

© ICL

Jun 11, 2007

The players go through the grind during the third day of the Batsman training camp at the Chinnaswami Stadium, Bangalore, June 11, 2007

India's players go through the grind

© AFP

Dec 1, 2006

AB de Villiers appeals for a stumping against Dinesh Mongia, South Africa v India, Pro20, Johannesburg, December 1, 2006

AB de Villiers appeals for a stumping against Dinesh Mongia

© AFP

Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 11, 2013
India won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 9, 2013
India won by 81 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 7-8, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 39 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v India at Port of Spain - Jul 5, 2013
India won by 102 runs (D/L method)
India v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Jul 2, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 161 runs
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