|Dinesh Bana Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||December 15, 2004|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Dinesh Bana is an Indian professional cricketer who came to prominence in December 2021 when he was a part of the Indian squad (although he did not make it into the playing XI in any of India’s matches) that had triumphed at the 2021 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Under-19 Asia Cup. This was the 8th time that India had won this competition out of the 9 editions that had been played. In February 2022, Dinesh was an integral member of the Indian squad that had won the 2022 ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup. This was India’s 4th successive appearance in the final of the tournament after losing efforts in 2016 and 2020 and a winning campaign in 2018. This was also the 5th time that India had lifted the trophy after victorious campaigns in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2018.
Dinesh Mahabir Bana
Hisar, Haryana, India
- Father – Mahabir Bana (Head Constable with Haryana Police, Retired from the Indian Army)
- Mother – Darshana Devi
- Siblings – Nitika Bana (Sister)
Wicketkeeper, Middle Order Batter
5 – Youth ODI
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
69 kg or 152 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, wavy hair
- Affable smile
- Often sports a thin mustache
Dinesh Bana Facts
- He was a part of India’s squad for the 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup but did not break into the playing XI of any of the 5 matches in that tournament as the team management had preferred to play Aaradhya Yadav in the wicketkeeping position.
- However, as Aaradhya’s performances in the last few matches of the 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup were not up to the mark, Dinesh had been preferred over him for selection for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
- In India’s last group stage match of the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, against Uganda, he had come into bat with India already having amassed a score of 335-4 in 43.1 overs. He played a quickfire cameo, scoring 22 runs off 14 balls including a four and a six, helping India reach 383 runs by the time he was dismissed in the 48th over. India eventually scored 405/5 in 50 overs in that match and had defeated Uganda by 326 runs. This was the second-biggest victory margin in the history of Youth ODIs.
- In the semi-final match, he walked to the crease with India’s score a promising, but not yet dominant 259/5 in 48.5 overs. He promptly smacked the first ball that he faced, the last ball of the 49th over for 4. He then got to face the last 3 balls of the 50th and final over and dispatched them for 6, 4, 6. His adrenalin-filled 4-ball cameo (20 runs at a strike rate of 500) had helped India add 31 runs off the last 7 balls of the innings, finishing at 290/5 which ended up in a 96-run victory.
- In the final of the tournament, against England, he had arrived at the crease with India’s score at 176/6 in 46.2 overs, the target of 190 runs within touching distance. He had hit the 3rd and 4th balls of the next over for sixes to help India cross the line in a famous win.
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