Gurkeerat Singh

India

Personal Information
Born
Jun 29, 1990 (30 years)
Birth Place
Muktsar, Punjab
Height
Role
Batsman
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm offbreak
ICC Rankings
                        Test    ODI     T20
Batting              —         —         —
Bowling             —         —         —
Career Information
Teams
India, Kings XI Punjab, Punjab, India Red, North Zone, India A, Kurukshetra Tigers, India B, Indian Board Presidents XI, Delhi Capitals, India Green, Royal Challengers Bangalore
At the age of nine, a boy staying near PCA stadium in Mohali got obsessed with the sound of ball on bat. Thus began a dream which came to life when he was selected in the ODI squad against t…
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Batting Career Summary
MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
ODI3311386.513100.000020
IPL413285116521.29422121.090025511
Bowling Career Summary
MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI33606800/170/176.80.00.000
IPL416789752/152/157.4619.415.600
Career Information
ODI debut
vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jan 17, 2016
Last ODI
vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 23, 2016
IPL debut
vs Rajasthan Royals at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, May 05, 2012
Last IPL
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Oct 31, 2020
Profile
At the age of nine, a boy staying near PCA stadium in Mohali got obsessed with the sound of ball on bat. Thus began a dream which came to life when he was selected in the ODI squad against the visiting Proteas in 2015. Talk about Gurkeerat Singh Mann and here’s someone who just goes about his business without too much fuss. Who knows his limitations, and how to maximize his potential with what he has.

Gurkeerat rose up the ranks from various U-19 and U-22 competitions for Punjab. He was part of the CK Nayudu winning U-22 team. And as performances started weighing up, came the IPL contract from Kings XI Punjab in 2012.

India’s chief selector Sandeep Patil lauded the Punjab lad’s all-round ability while speaking about his selection. It so happens that he is a handy off-spinner as well who can chip in with a few useful overs. The right-handed batsman made his ODI debut during India’s tour Down Under in 2016 but was not a regular in the side post that series.

IPL through the years

A journeyman from Punjab, Gurkeerat’s IPL career began with his home-based franchise, Kings XI Punjab, in 2012. In only his second game playing for the franchise, came a match-winning 12-ball 29 in a run-chase. Always a part of the fringe, his cameos were useful in the larger context of the match. His ability to hit big and long and his useful off-breaks, coupled with his fielding abilities – makes him an attractive package for any franchise. In fact, his catch to dismiss Ross Taylor was voted as the ‘catch of the tournament’ in 2013.

After five rather uneventful seasons with his home franchise, Gurkeerat was bought by Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 auctions – but was left to warm the bench. After six years of staying with northern Indian franchises, Mann found a home in the south ahead of the 2019 season, with the Royal Challengers splashing 50 lakhs for his services.