Mayank Markande Biography
Mayank Markande is an Indian cricket player who plays for the Punjab state team and IPL team Mumbai Indians. He was born on 11 November 1997 in the Bhatinda district of Punjab. Mayank has represented the India U19 and Punjab U16 and U19 teams. He is a right handed batsman and right arm leg spinner.
The prolific bowler idolizes spinner Shane Warne and has 15 wickets from 10 appearances for the state team. He was a part of the 2006 U19 World Cup squad but didn’t quite manage to get an international cap.
Markande made his T20 debut against Jammu and Kashmir in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 14 January 2018. He bowled four overs at an economy of 5.25 and bagged a wicket as well. Punjab lost the match by 23 runs but Mayank caught the eyes of the people.
His List-A debut was against Haryana in the Group-A Vijay Hazare Trophy match held on 7 February 2018. Mayank was quite economic with his ten over spell as he took two wickets, giving away just 37 runs. It was an unlucky debut for Mayank and his team as Haryana won by 2 wickets to spare from 1 ball.
Rise to glory
Playing for Punjab with likes of spinner Harbhajan Singh can weigh heavily on a 20-year old, but Mayank has shown beautiful skills with the ball and has taken five wickets from four innings in the T20s format. He has done fairly well in the longer over matches, taking nine wickets from six matches in List A, with a hat-trick against Assam on 13 February 2018.
Mayank’s domestic performance has been noteworthy, especially in the limited overs format, and he was thus selected by Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction for Rs. 20 lacs which was held in January before his List-A debut came.