Dinesh Mongia

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  • Updated: Nov 05, 2002 18:03 IST

Date of Birth: 17 April 1977, Chandigarh  
Test Debut: Not capped yet 
ODI Debut: Against Australia at Pune, 2nd ODI, 2000/01
Bats: Left Hand Bat 
Bowls: Slow Left Arm Orthodox

Endowed with tremendous temperament and grit, Mongia belongs to the breed that does not miss an opportunity to grab even half chances. A prolific scoere in the domestic circuit, he has scored 13 centuries with the highest score of unbeaten 308.

He got his first break in the second ODI against Australia in March of 2001 It wasn't an series he would like to remember but like all talented players he came back

In the series against Zimbabwe at home last year, he was named the Man of the Series. He scored an unbeaten 159 against Zimbabwe which has been rated as one of the top one-day innings by Wisden for last year. He scored 263 runs in just 5 innings at an average of 66.

Mongia, has played 18 one-dayers and has shown his potential and silenced his critics. His scores of 71, 49, 21 17*, 20, 35 against England last year helped him cement his place.

Besides that he is a good change bowler and has best figures of 3/31 against Zimbabwe at Mohali.

Mongia is of course waiting for his Test call and that will not be far away.

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