Player Profile

Gurkeerat Rupinder Singh
India
Born June 29, 1990 ( 30 Yrs )
Birth Place Muktsar, Punjab
Height
Known As
Player Role Batsman
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm offbreak

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


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

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.


Career

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 Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 21, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 3 3 1 13 8 6.5 13 100 0 0 0 2 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 38 29 5 480 65 20 385 124.68 0 0 2 52 11

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 3 3 60 68 0 17/0 17/0 6.8 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 38 6 78 97 5 15/2 15/2 7.46 19.4 15.6 0 0