Journey of Mansingh Nigade, a Ranji-trophy player turned coach

Mansingh Nigade is a popular name in Indian domestic cricket, who has taken giant strides in the field of cricket coaching. Having represented Maharashtra in the numerous BCCI tournaments, Mansingh turned to coaching, with the goal of producing excellent players that would represent India. The 38-year-old continues to play franchise-based cricket that keeps him up-to-date with the growing demands of this fast-paced game.


Coaching experience

Mansingh has completed Level 1 Coaching Certification course of Ace Cricket excellence centre and Level 1 Coaching Certification course of CricKingdom Cricket Academy by Rohit Sharma. After completing his certifications, he joined CricKingdom as the Head of the West Zone. He is the founder and head coach of Sahara Cricket Academy in Pune and has been the mentor and skipper of the team since 2016. Additionally, he has worked as the head coach at the Western Poona Club, chief coach at Legend Cricket Academy in Pune. He has had the honour of coaching Singapore’s captain Chetan Suryawanshi and IPL star Shubham Ranjane. His future assignments comprise of coaching the men’s and women’s international teams of Indonesia.

Playing experience

Before entering coaching, Mansingh played competitive domestic cricket and participated in franchise-based leagues. This right-handed batter and leg spinner represented Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and in Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2006-07. Earlier, he featured in the Col. C.K.Nayudu All India Tournament (U23), Cooch Behar Trophy (U19), and Vijay Merchant Trophy (U16). He was also a part of the 30-member squad of India U19 for the World Cup in 2006. In the same year, he represented Maharashtra in the warm-up game of ICC Champions Trophy against Australia. Also, he played against the Surrey Cricket Club and scored 96 runs.

Besides, between 2011 and 15, he represented Donaghcloney Cricket Club in Northern Ireland in Section One as professional Cricketer and Mentor. In 90 matches, he scored 3860 runs, including eight centuries and 28 fifties and picked 110 wickets. Similarly, he has played in different tournaments like Maharashtra Premier League, Goa Premier League, Hyderabad Test League, Mumbai Premier League, Times Shield, DY Patil T20 League, and Kanga League, to name a few.  

In the upcoming days, he will feature in the Bali Blast League, a franchise-based league in which international players from Indonesia and Singapore will participate.

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