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Punit Bisht

Date of Birth 15/06/1986
Age 34
NationalityIndian
Player Status Placed (Garstang CC - Northern Premier Cricket League)
Playing Role Wicket-Keeper
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Gazi Group Cricketers, North Zone, Indian Airlines, Meghalaya
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Punit Bisht is a record-breaking first-class player who has graced the Ranji Trophy circuit for over a decade. Since his debut in 2006, the diminutive wicket-keeper batsman has played 200 plus matches across the three domestic formats. He boasts upwards of 400 dismissals and 6,000 plus runs with 10 centuries, including highest scores of 223* (vs Baroda in 2011/12) and 343 (vs Sikkim in 2018/19).

The former was a special innings – when Bisht walked in at number 7 to bat, Delhi were reeling at 74 for 5. He shared a brilliant partnership with Mithun Manhas and ended with 223 runs from 290 balls – an innings that featured 30 fours and 2 sixes. The latter became the highest Ranji Trophy score from a designated wicket-keeper - his triple century against Sikkim (343) included 53 fours and a solitary six, scored from only 332 balls, helping his Meghayla side to a mammoth 826/7.

Prior to his double ton, Bisht was already a prominent keeper/bat on the domestic circuit. In 2009/10, his breath-through season in the Ranji Trophy (543 runs at 67.87) drew IPL attention and he was rewarded with a contract with the Delhi Daredevils for the 2012 edition. He also earned an outing for North Zone in the Duldeep Trophy.

Unfortunately, he failed to gain higher honours and, after a long association with Delhi, including 63 Ranji matches, 2,081 runs at 27.74, he moved clubs in 2016/17, to take on a leadership role at J&K (Jammu & Kashmir). He was an integral performer for J&K, averaging well over 30, including 42.42 with his fifth first-class century (115) in 2017/18, before his move to Nagaland.

The talented keeper/bat has since moved to new provincial side, Meghalaya, for the 2018/19 season and has enjoyed tremendous success. Bisht struck two centuries amongst 502 runs at 71.71 to finish third on the run-charts - behind Indian stars Abhinhav Mukund (560 runs) and Gautam Gambhir (518 runs). He then churned out the runs in the Ranji Trophy, to include huge centuries against Uttarakhand (154) and his record-breaking 343 against Sikkim amongst his 892 runs at 89.20.

An in-form Bisht then set sail for the UK and his run-spree continued, topping the Northern Premier League run charts for Garstang Cricket Club amongst his full-season tally of 1,600 runs at 53.33 with 6 centuries. Unsurprisingly, Garstang were quick to swoop up their Indian superstar for another season in 2020.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Garstang (2019) 36 34 4 1600 134 53.33 127.2 530 25 3/22 21.20
Date of Birth 15/06/1986
Age 34
NationalityIndian
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper
Player Status Placed (Garstang CC - Northern Premier Cricket League)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Gazi Group Cricketers, North Zone, Indian Airlines, Meghalaya
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Punit Bisht is a record-breaking first-class player who has graced the Ranji Trophy circuit for over a decade. Since his debut in 2006, the diminutive wicket-keeper batsman has played 200 plus matches across the three domestic formats. He boasts upwards of 400 dismissals and 6,000 plus runs with 10 centuries, including highest scores of 223* (vs Baroda in 2011/12) and 343 (vs Sikkim in 2018/19).

The former was a special innings – when Bisht walked in at number 7 to bat, Delhi were reeling at 74 for 5. He shared a brilliant partnership with Mithun Manhas and ended with 223 runs from 290 balls – an innings that featured 30 fours and 2 sixes. The latter became the highest Ranji Trophy score from a designated wicket-keeper - his triple century against Sikkim (343) included 53 fours and a solitary six, scored from only 332 balls, helping his Meghayla side to a mammoth 826/7.

Prior to his double ton, Bisht was already a prominent keeper/bat on the domestic circuit. In 2009/10, his breath-through season in the Ranji Trophy (543 runs at 67.87) drew IPL attention and he was rewarded with a contract with the Delhi Daredevils for the 2012 edition. He also earned an outing for North Zone in the Duldeep Trophy.

Unfortunately, he failed to gain higher honours and, after a long association with Delhi, including 63 Ranji matches, 2,081 runs at 27.74, he moved clubs in 2016/17, to take on a leadership role at J&K (Jammu & Kashmir). He was an integral performer for J&K, averaging well over 30, including 42.42 with his fifth first-class century (115) in 2017/18, before his move to Nagaland.

The talented keeper/bat has since moved to new provincial side, Meghalaya, for the 2018/19 season and has enjoyed tremendous success. Bisht struck two centuries amongst 502 runs at 71.71 to finish third on the run-charts - behind Indian stars Abhinhav Mukund (560 runs) and Gautam Gambhir (518 runs). He then churned out the runs in the Ranji Trophy, to include huge centuries against Uttarakhand (154) and his record-breaking 343 against Sikkim amongst his 892 runs at 89.20.

An in-form Bisht then set sail for the UK and his run-spree continued, topping the Northern Premier League run charts for Garstang Cricket Club amongst his full-season tally of 1,600 runs at 53.33 with 6 centuries. Unsurprisingly, Garstang were quick to swoop up their Indian superstar for another season in 2020.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Garstang (2019) 36 34 4 1600 134 53.33 127.2 530 25 3/22 21.20
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