Matches (14)
BAN v NZ (1)
NZ v PAK (W) (1)
AUS v PAK (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
BBL 2023 (1)
IND v ENG (W) (1)
Hazare Trophy (2)
Asia Cup [U19] (2)
ZIM v IRE (1)
Legends League (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (1)
WI v ENG (1)

Full Name

Ashok Vinoo Mankad


October 12, 1946, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra


August 01, 2008, Central Mumbai, (aged 61y 294d)

Also Known As

Ashok Mulvantrai Mankad



Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium





The tragedy of Ashok Mankad was that he never really enjoyed the confidence of the selectors, nor was he given a fixed place in the batting order. In his 22 Tests, spread over almost a decade, he went in anywhere between No. 1 and No 8. And quite often, he often played in only one Test of a series. This was a pity for Mankad possessed a wide range of strokes and even though he could never measure up to the level of his great father Vinoo Mankad, he did have the talent and class to run up better scores than his overall career figures suggest. He first came into prominence by scoring a half century as a teenager against the MCC for West Zone in 1963-64. A series of big scores over the years saw him get his break against New Zealand in 1969-70. He went in late in the order and then because of circumstances was pushed to the opening slot. He was an instant success in his new role against Australia, negotiating McKenzie and Connolly with ease and running up successive scores of 74, 8, 64, 68 and 97. He had a fair amount of success on the tour of West Indies in 1971, striking up a good combination with `new boy' Sunil Gavaskar with whom he shared partnerships of 68, 74, 72 and 123 (unbroken). But he failed in England in 1971 and thereafter a question mark hung over his Test career. Overlooked for the series against England in 1972-73, he played in only one Test against England in 1974 and again only in one Test against West Indies in 1974-75, always being shuttled up and down the order. He missed the dual tour of New Zealand and West Indies but was back for the series against New Zealand at home in 1976-77. He did well enough but was dropped and was again considered for only one Test against England later that season. He did reasonably well in the series in Australia in 1977-78 (he headed the tour averages with 508 runs at 50.80) but was not considered thereafter.

In first-class cricket however Mankad has been in a class of his own. In the Ranji Trophy alone, he has scored 6619 runs (76.08) with 22 hundreds with a highest score of 265 against Delhi in the 1980-81 final. He later took to coaching and took charge of Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Railways and Baroda. He died in his sleep in August 2008, aged 61.
Partab Ramchand

Ashok Mankad Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A262057008546.66--05--80


List A26-24516083/313/3120.003.9130.6000
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Debut/Last Matches of Ashok Mankad

FC Matches

1963/64 - 1982/83

List A Matches

1973/74 - 1982/83

Recent Matches of Ashok Mankad

West Zone vs North Zone44 & 10/25 & 0/1414-Oct-1982WankhedeFC
West Zone vs England XI49 & 170/3721-Nov-1981VadodaraFC
West Zone vs East Zone130/505-Nov-1981BrabourneFC
West Zone vs Central Zone11--30-Oct-1981NagpurFC
Bombay vs Rest of Ind50 & 140/6 & 1/4016-Oct-1981IndoreFC

Photos of Ashok Mankad

Ashok Mankad and Dilip Vengsarkar celebrate India's Test win in Australia
Ashok Mankad's hat falls on his wicket
Ashok Mankad