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Dinesh Bana Biography – U19 Cricketer, Career Stats

Dinesh Bana Biography: The young cricketer from Haryana becomes a national sensation overnight when he hit a six and grabs the victory for India in the finals of the U19 World cup 2022 against England.

Dinesh Bana becomes so popular when his six reminded former India captain MS Dhoni‘s six in the final of the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium.

Check Dinesh Bana Biography including his cricket journey along with his family, personal details.

Dinesh Bana Biography – Overview

Dinesh Mahabir Bana
Date of Birth December 15, 2004
Hometown Hisar, Haryana
Father – Mahavir Bana
Mother – Darshana Devi
Sister – Nitika Bana
Martial Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Unknown
Nationality Indian
Professional Cricketer
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm off-break
Teams Played
India Under-19, India A Under-19, Haryana U-19, India F Under-19
Favourite Batsman
Coach Ranveer Jakhar

Dinesh Bana Biography

  • Dinesh Bana was born on 15 December 2004 in Dhansu village of Hisar, Haryana, India.
  • His father Mahavir Bana was a retired Army officer and serves as a head constable in Haryana Police.
  • Dinesh Bana’s mother Darshana Devi is a homemaker. He has a sister named Nitika Bana.
  • Dinesh scored 85% marks in the 10th standard and is extremely good at reading.
Dinesh Bana Family
Dinesh Bana Family

Dinesh Bana Cricket Career

  • His father, Dinesh Bana, who is retired from the army and serves as a head constable in Haryana Police, said that he never stopped Dinesh from playing although he wanted him to become an engineer.
  • He is also associated with sports which is why he always supported his son Dinesh.
  • He started practising at St. Sophia Sports Academy, Haryana in 2012.
  • His coach Ranveer Jakhar says that Dinesh has always idolised former cricketer Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar He further says that Dinesh’s wicketkeeping is excellent, which they improved practicing eight-nine hours every day.
  • He feels that Dinesh plays at middle- over order and if given a chance in the upper order, his batting would grab the attention of the whole world.
  • The Haryana wicket-keeper batter made a strong impression in the Challenger Trophy where he smashed a 170 off a mere 98 balls for India F against India B.
  • Known for his power-hitting capabilities, Dinesh has been used in a lower middle-order role.
  • He averaged 85 in the Challenger Trophy, making 255 runs, finishing as the fifth-highest run-scorer, although a large chunk of that came in the one game.
  • His strike rate of 132.12 was also the best in the tournament.
  • Dinesh Bana caught the attention of the selectors during the Challenger’s Trophy when he hit 14 sixes and 10 fours and succeeded in making 170 runs off just 98 deliveries.
  • Interestingly, Dinesh told his friend Nishant Sindhu to count the number of sixes he was going to hit when he told that the selectors were coming to see his performance.
  • Dinesh Bana was selected for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy in 2021 where he scored 180 runs, including an unbeaten 70 at an average of 90.
  • Dinesh Bana has been a part of the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2021 winning squad.
      • Aaradhya Yadav has been added to the playing XI who plays the wicket-keeper role while Dinesh Bana has been benched and got a chance to play a single match in the entire tournament.
      • Dinesh Bana made his U19 Asia Cup 2021 debut in the match against Pakistan in the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2021 where he scored 25 runs off 59 balls.
  • Dinesh Bana was named in the ICC U19 World Cup 2022 squad led by Yash Dhull.
      • In the semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup, Dinesh played a vital role in the team’s victory against Australia.
      • He had scored 20 runs in four balls while batting fiercely with a strike rate of 500, which includes 2 sixes and 2 fours.
      • This made him the first cricketer in the world to score runs from only boundaries by playing 4 or more balls in any category of men’s or women’s or under-19 cricket.
      • In the Under-19 World Cup final, Dinesh successfully proved his worth by hitting 2 sixes in 2 consecutive balls of fast bowler James Sales of England.
      • He remained unbeaten on 13 runs off 5 balls and also managed to take 4 catches.
      • His match-finishing six made the fans remember the 2011 ODI World Cup when Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished the game in his usual style of hitting a six at the end.


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