Gurkeerat is an Indian all-rounder. He was born in Muktsar, Punjab on 29 June 1990. He is batting all-rounder. He bats right handed and bowls right-arm off-break. He has also kept wickets for his school team as well as the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Gurkeerat has been playing domestic cricket for the Punjab Cricket team and the North Zone since 2011. Due to his all-round abilities, he also has been a constant in the India A team. Some of his valuable performances are: 73* against Maharashtra which was a match winning knock while chasing 205 in a Ranji Trophy game; 201 against Karnataka which is his highest score; another match-winning knock of 87 in 81 balls for India A in the final against Australia A. In 2014, he got an opportunity to play for ‘India A’ and in one of the matches against ‘Bangladesh A’, he scored 65 runs and also picked 5 wickets by giving just 29 runs. In the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy tournament, he scored double-century for Punjab against Railways.He also picked 9 wickets for Punjab against Andhra.
Gurkeerat was with the Punjab-based IPL franchise Kings XI Punjabsince 2012 before he parted ways with his native state franchise in 2018 due to lack of opportunities. He is best remembered for his fielding and in IPL 2013 where he took an amazing catch of Pune Warriors India’s Ross Taylor near the boundary rope for which he received the award for the ‘Best Catch of the Season’ and also received Rs. 10 lakhs. In 2018, ‘Delhi Daredevils’ bought him for Rs. 75 lakh for the ‘2018 IPL season. Later in December 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League for INR 50 lakhs and has been retained for the 2020 season. So far, in his 8 year long career, Mann has got only sporadic opportunities and therefore hasn't been able to find his footing.
The Punjab lad made his international debut in an ODI against Australia on 17 January 2016. He played the 3rd ODI in Melbourne in India’s tour of Australia. Batting first, India posted 296 on the board. Gurkeerat scored only 8 runs in 6 balls batting at no. 6. With the ball, he bowled 5 overs for 27 runs but did not get any wicket. He played the remaining two ODIs of the series too. He could manage only 5 more runs and returned without a wicket. He never got a chance to play for India again.
Though Gurkeerat hails from Muktsar, Punjab; his family moved to Mohali, Punjab in 1995. He started playing cricket when he was just 10 years old. His father Rupinder Singh Mann works at Punjab Mandi Board in Mohali.