How Manish Pandey got the national call, Is he a good selection

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Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey saw an incredible redemption since IPL 2019


Manish Pandey is a name which will be remembered forever to become the first Indian batsman to score a century in IPL. Pandey scored an unbeaten 114 off 73 balls and became the superstar in 2009 IPL. After series of good performances in domestic cricket he got chance to play for his nation he impressed in his maiden innings with 71 runs against the Zimbabwe.

Known for his swift batting and breathtaking fielding he got world’s attention when he made his maiden century against Australia while chasing in 2016. People went to witness the temperament of Pandey at highest level.

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Manish’s Journey in International Cricket has been like seesaws. He has been in and out from the team since he made his debut. He hasn’t been able to cement his place whenever given chance at number 4 and number 6 in the batting line-up. He has played few match winning innings in his 23 match ODI career accumulating 440 runs with one hundred and 2 half-century with decent average of 36.67. In 28 T20 games he has scored 538 runs at an impressive average of 41.38 with 2 50s.

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The 29-year-old batsman saw an incredible redemption since he was promoted to bat at number 3 in IPL 2019. A series of good scores there and then impressive stint against West Indies A. He led India A to series victory where he was the only one score a hundred. He earned nation call-up after some consistent performances in recent past.

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He has been overlooked by the Indian selectors and captain and not been given consistent chances. However, it seems difficult for him to make into playing 11 in presence of Shreyad Iyer and KL Rahul. He might be picked for his amazing fielding skills in the ground.

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