Philadelphia is delighted to confirm the re-signing of Indian domestic star, Manisankar Murasingh, for their 2024 North East Premier League campaign.

Murasingh is an exceptional all-rounder currently playing for Tripura under former Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha’s leadership.

A sharp opening bowler, and hard-hitting left-handed middle-order batter, Murasingh has dominated State cricket in recent years. Since his Ranji Trophy debut during the 2009/10 season, he has taken 245 wickets at 29.57 and scored 3,350 runs at 27.01. He has taken thirteen 5-wicket bags, with best match figures of 10-159, and boasts 4 centuries, including a highest score of 150.

Murasingh has been a reliable performer over the years, with his 2019/20 Ranji campaign his most prolific. The seamer finished inside the top 5 wicket-takers in the Ranji Trophy, taking 49 wickets at 17.02, with three 5-wicket hauls. He also cracked 2 centuries amongst 598 runs at 42.71.

Post COVID, he enjoyed another productive season (2021/22), particularly with the ball (11 wickets at 25.54), then backed this up again last summer (2022/23) with 21 wickets at 36.61. In white ball cricket, Murasingh has excelled in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and most recently (Nov/Dec 2023) finished amongst the leading wicket-takers with 16 poles at 11, alongside 155 runs at 25.83.

Murasingh really is a class act who, over the past two years (Sept 2022, June 2023) earned selection for East Zone in India’s Duldeep Trophy. During the latter, he bagged figures of 5-42 (20) in the quarter-final of the Duldeep Trophy.

He has also excelled in UK club cricket, initially for Todmorden (2022) in the Lancashire League (480 runs at 36.92 and 24 wickets at 31.04), then for Philadelphia (2023) in the North East Premier League (636 runs at 37.41 and 45 wickets at 12.13).

The Indian all-rounder really is a star performer who is now set to return to Philadelphia for a second NEPL stint in 2024.