Manvinder Bisla, is a right handed Indian batsmen and wicketkeeper. He is one of the lesser-known wicketkeeper-batsman by the public. His talent was seen through the junior and India A teams in the past ten years. He was the captain for the U-19 Team India in a match against England in 2002.
Manvinder Bisla was born on 27th December 1984. The 6 ft 1 in player hails from Hisar, Haryana.
He completed his schooling at D.A.V Public School, Sector 14, Faridabad. For further studies, he graduated from Hindu College, Delhi.
There isn’t much personal information available about the player. He got married to his spouse Arpita on 11th March 2007.
Manvinder Bisla started his journey at Anurag Hooda’s Cricket Academy, Jawahar Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
His father enrolled him into the academy when he was in the fourth grade.
As he reached seventh grade, he got selected in the Haryana Cricket Academy, Faridabad. He was coached there by Rajkumar Sharma.
Manvinder Bisla made his debut in 2002 in the Ranji Trophy as a medium-paced bowler for his home state, Haryana. He moved to the squad of Himachal Pradesh in the 2003/04 season. Manvinder played the Deodhar Trophy in 2004 and played the Duleep Trophy from 2004 to 2006. He was in the North Zone team. Bisla was part of the winning squad of the Deccan Chargers team in 2009 but didn’t get as many opportunities there.
Manvinder Bisla finally made his IPL debut with Kings XI Punjab in 2010 as a wicket-keeper/batsman.
After one season with the Kings XI Punjab squad, he was drafted by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011.
He played as the wicket-keeper for the squad in the first five matches for the team. Bisla filled in for Brad Haddin’s absence and opened with Jacques Kallis. The Wicket-keeper and all-rounder had a partnership of 145 in a game.
For the entirety of the 2012 season, Bisla played a total of seven matches.
He scored 213 runs and had six catches and two stumpings for the same. Moreover, He scored his 1st half-century in the last match of the tournament.
Bisla came into the limelight in the final match of the 2012 IPL.
The game was between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. He played magnificent innings of 89 off 48 balls in the game. This later proved to be the final edge needed by KKR to lift the trophy.
KKR won the tournament by five wickets.
Manvinder Bisla got awarded with the Man of the Match for the game.
After four seasons with the Kolkata Knight Riders, he got transferred to the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in 2015.
Manvinder played his last match in the IPL against the Chennai Super Kings in Bengaluru. He played 14-ball-17 run innings alongside Rilee Rossouw in the game.
The 37-year-old (currently) no longer plays in the IPL.
He played a total of 39 matches, out of which he scored a total of 728 runs in his IPL career.
Where Is He Now?
While he no longer plays in the IPL, Bisla got drafted to the team of the Colombo Kings for the inaugural Lanka Premier League.
This move was made in October of 2020.
Bisla showed the cricketing world that he still has cricket left in him with this move.
He was a no-show for the 2021 IPL as well.
Manvinder Singh Bisla later now does coaching and commentary off the field.
According to some reports, he coached aspiring cricketers at Sports Cube Academy, Gurugram.
In an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, he stated that he wants to put his full attention to commentary and coaching. His reason for his absence was that he felt that he couldn’t remain consistent with his performance during games. Manvinder now lives with his wife and kids in Gurugram. They are blessed with a son and a daughter. He was away from IPL for six years.
During his whole career, including the First-Class cricket, One-day, and T20, Bisla has played a total of 49, 38, and 61 matches, respectively.
Within these matches, he has scored a total of 2207, 789, and 1209 runs, respectively. He has been successful in maintaining a batting average of at least 22. Moreover, the highest average he has ever got was a massive 30.23 in his first-class cricket.
The highest score he has ever gotten was a total of 168 runs.
As a wicket-keeper, he has a total of 43 stumpings and 128 catches.
Also, Manvinder Singh Bisla has scored a total of 5 centuries and 21 half-centuries during his cricketing career.