11yr old Mann Bhanushali is one of the rising young talents from Vashi, Mumbai who has been playing cricket since he was just 6 yrs old. He has been playing professional cricket since last 3 years where he has played in various tournaments including of MCA across all the formats. Mann is known to be a utility player where he enjoys troubling the batsman by containing them. An overall econ of 3.86 across all the formats is a testimony of how frugal he can be with the ball. Another USP of Mann is he can deliver both leg and off spin in a single spell making him a very unpredictable bowler. In the last 2 years he has won 17 “man of the match” awards across all formats while he has close to 1000 runs and 320+ wkts since 2017.
His friends and parents believe that Mann is one talent who works day in and day out at a very young age. An innocent boy off the field, he is a proper “khadoos” on the field(term used to refer a smart Mumbai cricketers)
His father Vinod Bhanushali was in the Ranji Probables in his playing days and his only dream is to see his child reach a level of cricket which he always dreamt about. For the entire Bhanushali family, cricket is a religion which they breathe, his father shares “we don’t go to any parties, weddings or even funeral ceremonies of our relatives” as our only dedication and time is focussed on Mann. Apart from practicing at nets regularly, his father has made a proper set-up even inside the house where Mann practices for hours daily.
In the ASF Premier League, he was amongst the most economical and highest wicket takers with 14wkts in 6 matches at an unbelievable average of 3.50 & economy of 1.63. In a tournament stamped & approved by the name of 1st Late Vijay Hazare Tournament, he came up with a crucial spell of 3/15 in the finals. Overall he scored 114 runs @29.00 at a strike rate of 90.00 while with the ball he took 9 wkts at an economy of 3.17 with a bowling average of 15.37.
Even in the practice match vs Vizianagram Team where Mann got only one over to bowl, he came up with a hat-trick which impressed none other than Pravin Gogri sir who said that a feat like this was probably achieved for the 1st time in 5 decades on this ground where a bowler grabbed a hat-trick in the only over he got to bowl!
- Overall Bowling Statistics Since 2017- (Includes Non MCA, Local and MCA Tournaments)
- Wkts-340 wkts
- Bowling Average-15.27
- 5wkt haul-4
- 4wkt haul-9
- 3wkt haul-21
- 2wkt haul-53
Overall Batting Statistics since 2017
- Innings played-98
- Batting Average-17.32
- 25+ & 30’s-17
- Best score-94
MCA Statistics since 2018
- Bowling Average-8.06
- Overs Bowled-58
- Batting Average-11.67
- Matches formats played since 2017-
- T20 matches– 111
- 25 over matches- 12
- 30 over matches- 17
- 35 over matches-13
- 40 over matches-19
- 45 over matches-1
- 50 over matches-18
- Total Matches- 191
Total Man of the Match Awards since 2017 in 191 games– 17
Highlights since 2017
- Close to 1000 runs & 320+ wkts in last 2yrs across all formats.
- Created a record by taking a hat-trick in the only over he got to bowl vs the senior Vizianagram Team on their ground. A record which Pravin Gogri sir said was achieved almost after 5 decades on that ground.
- In ASF Premier League-took 14wkts in 6 matches at a record economy of 1.63 & a bowling average of 3.5 (Best economy for a U12 Bowler)
- Scored a crucial 61 and bagged 2wkts in the late 1st Vijay Hazare Tournament.
- Overall he scored 114 runs @29.00 at a strike rate of 90.00 while with the ball he took 9 wkts at an economy of 3.17 with a bowling average of 15.37.
- Bagged 20 “man of the match awards” in 196 games i.e he comes up with a match winning performance almost at every 10-12 games.
- Has been selected to play at the DY Patil Sports Academy on the basis of his merit & talent where he may get chances to play with & against senior players.
Teams he has played for so far:
- 1. DR. D.Y. PATIL SPORTS ACADEMY.
2. KRP XI.
3. DAHISAR SPORTS CLUB.
4. VIJAY INDAP CRICKET ACADEMY.
5. SANTOSH PATHAK CRICKET ACADEMY.
6. MUMBAI SPORTING UNION CLUB.
7. MAHARASHTRA CRICKET ACADEMY.