Mithun Manhas, born on September 12, 1979 is a 33-year-old cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir. An experienced player at India’s domestic level, Manhas has been part of the Delhi Ranji team since the 1997-98 season. He has also the distinction of being the skipper of the formidable Delhi Ranji trophy team. He was also part of the Delhi Daredevils Twenty20 team during the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League.
A middle-order batsman, Manhas has a brilliant batting average of 51.6 in the List A level and 43.3 in the First-Class level. He also holds the distinction of having scored a First-Class double-century – an unbeaten 205. With over 8,000 runs under his belt, including 19 tons and 47 half-centuries, Mithun Manhas has been one of Delhi’s prolific run-getters. Manhas has also performed admirably behind the wickets, with a total of 117 dismissals to his name. Manhas was also a surprise inclusion in the Challenger Trophy in 2006, after veteran batsman VVS Laxman was forced to pull out of the four-match series due to hamstring injury just before the first game.
Splendid back to back hundreds in Deodhar Trophy matches to help North Zone win the Championship in one of the seasons is one of the highlights of Manhas’ cricketing career.
Mithun Manhas’ consistent batting and useful keeping & bowling have made him an ideal candidate for Twenty20 cricket. He made his T20 debut for Delhi against Himachal Pradesh in April 2007. Manhas’ talents were later recognized by the Delhi Daredevils T20 team, who drafted him into their squad for the opening season of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 league started by the Indian cricket board, consisting of the world’s top players in teams from eight different Indian cities. He has even tried his hand at bowling in T20, picking up three wickets in a game.
In IPL IV and VI, Manhas represented Pune Warriors and performed well to cement his place in the side.


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