- DOB – 19/07/1990
- City – Mumbai
- Attribute: Right Handed Batsman & Right Arm Medium Pacer
- School – Chandrakant Patkar Vidyalaya and I.E.S New English School Bandra
- College Name – Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College and Rizvi College.
- First Coach and Academy Name – Rajan Dhotre Sir
- Academy Name – Boys CC
- Current Academy – Cricket Mantras Academy
- Highest Level Played: Ranji Trophy for Mumbai and Railways, National Cricket Academy in Bangalore for the Specialist Camp, Mumbai U22, Mumbai U25.
Coach’s Name –
- Mumbai – Sulakshan Kulkarni
- Railways – Pallav Vora
- NCA – Mukund Parmar
Name of the Clubs Represented so far:
- Corporate – Air India, Future Group, Central Railway, MRF (Chennai League)
- Clubs– Parsee Gymkhana, Fort Vijay CC, National CC
Manish Rao is a Professional Cricketer who has represented Railways and Mumbai Senior Teams in Domestic First Class Cricket. Manish made his Twenty20 debut for Mumbai in the 2016–17 Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament on 31 January 2017 while he made his first-class debut for Railways in the 2017–18 & Ranji Trophy Debut on 1st November 2017.
Hailed to be one of the most prolific and consistent all-rounders in Mumbai Cricket, Manish has an experience of almost 15+ years as a Professional Cricketer beginning from Jr. age groups to progressing towards Senior Teams. Manish started playing cricket at the age of 11 under the Coaching of Rajan Dhotre sir and he rose through the ranks by performing consistently in School, College and Local Level tournaments. Manish made his Club Cricket debut in Mumbai at the age of just 15 playing for Sportsman CC, Kalyan and made his Top Division Debut at the age of just 16 representing Muslim United Club which speaks highly of his talent making debuts at an early age.
Apart from playing all the 3 formats at the highest level i.e Ranji Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali and Vijay Hazare, Manish has also represented Mumbai at U22 and U25 levels. Mumbai and Railways are two of the most prestigious first class teams in Indian Domestic Arena and Manish holds the distinction of playing for both the state teams.
Manish has been a consistent performer in Top Division Mumbai Cricket as well performing well across different formats in various MCA Tournaments. Manish has played in almost each and every marquee tournament of MCA and he has performed with conviction in each and every tournament. From being one of the top all-rounders in Kanga League to taking twin fifers in a Top Division Times Shield match to scoring super quick half centuries in T20’s to scoring match winning hundreds in top division day tournaments like Police Shield, Manish has done it all when it comes to proving his worth as an all-rounder in Mumbai Cricket.
- 40* & 85* on Ranji Trophy Debut against Hyderabad. Scored 40* In the first innings and 85* in the second innings and in Bowling picked up 3 wickets in 2015
- 52* vs Karnataka in Ranji Trophy Match Against Karnataka. Scored a crucial 52* which was my best innings in my entire career in 2018
- 61 vs Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in the League Stage in 2017
- 10 wkt haul in the Times Sheild Against Indian Navy in 2021-22
- 88*vs Punjab in the Col.CK Nayudu tournament u-25 at the CCI in 2013/14 Season
- 58 & 3 wickets vs Railways u-25 team in the Col CK Nayudu tournament 2013-14 Season
- 138 runs in the Police Shield ‘A’ Div Tournament to win the match in 2018
- 40* & 3 wickets vs Baroda. Scored 40* against Baroda in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2014-15 Season
- 6 wickets in the Young Comrade A Division tournament for Parsee Gymkhana against Fort Vijay CC in 2015-16 Season
- 175 in an A Div Goa League game playing for Chowgules in the Semi Finals of the Goa A Div Club Tournament in 2012-13 Season
- 7/27 for Parsee Gymkhana vs Fort Vijay in Young Comrade Shield’2019
- 3/20 in Top Division Talim Shield Finals including wickets of Sarfaraz Khan and Yashashvi Jaiswal in 2021
- 4/24 for Central Railways in Semi Finals of T20 RCF Tournament’19
- 51 off 27 balls & 2/19 for Bandra Heroes in Mitsui Shoji T20 Tournament’17
- 54 off 23 balls for Boys CC in Thane Premier League’22
Crucial Stats: (Overall)
- 50’s- 40
- 100’s– 10
- Highest Individual Score: 175 against Goa A in the year 2012-13
- Tests (Multi Day) – 175
- One Day – 85*
- T20’s – 60*
- Fifers – 20
Best Bowling figures: 10 for 70 (Fifers in both the innings)
- 6 for 30 in Single Innings in Young Comrade Tournament in 2016-17
- Multi Days: 10 for 70 in Times Shield vs Indian Navy in 2021-22
- One Days: 5 for 28
- T20’s- 4 for 12