Bangladesh national cricket team’s long-time regret is a pace bowling all-rounder. This wait is going to end in the near future. Bangladesh is getting a perfect pace bowling all-rounder from the 2022 U19 Youth World Cup squad. “Ripon Mandal” has informed the future of himself and the country with his outstanding all-round performance.
Growing up in Gazipur, this rising star of the future of Bangladesh was consistent with bat and ball in the 2022 Youth World Cup. Despite not doing well as a team, Ripon Mandal was brilliant in individual performance. Ripon Mondal was the fourth highest wicket taker in that tournament. He took 14 wickets at an average of 15 runs at 4.22 per over.
Along with pace bowling, Ripon Mondal is also skilled in batting in the lower order. Ripon Mondal scored 56 runs in 4 innings with quick runs but the opponent bowlers could not get him out in any match. This all-rounder has been kept along with Soumya Sarkar, Akbar Ali and Mritunjay as the stand-by for the current Asia Cup 2022.
Family And childhood
Hailing from the Global Cricket Academy in Mohakhali, Ripon Mondal was born on 21 March 2003 in Bhogla area of Gazipur City Corporation. His full name is Mohammad Ripon Mandal and nickname is Ripon. His father’s name is Babu Mondal and mother’s name is Asma Mondal.
Ripon Mandal’s cricket interest
He dropped out of his studies after studying cricket in the fourth grade and joined the Global Cricket Academy in Mohakhali. Ripon Mandal started playing cricket through tape tennis from Bhogla area of Gazipur City Corporation. After seeing Ripon Mandal’s ball hitting very hard in tape tennis, an elder brother named Mohammad Sharif advised him to join a cricket academy and play cricket ball.
According to his advice, Ripon Mondal was admitted to Global Cricket Academy in Mohakhali in 2017. The coach in that academy was wicketkeeper Better Shaheen Hossain and Manjur Islam who played for Barisal Division who played a very important role in his cricket career.
He registered to play third division cricket the year he joined the academy but did not play due to late registration. However, the next year he played third division cricket and took 18 wickets in 7 matches. In the same year, he got an opportunity to play for ‘Surya Tarun’, a first division cricket team coached by Shaheen and Manju. He became the second highest wicket taker for ‘Surya Tarun’ that season with 27 wickets in 12 matches.
Later, when practice was interrupted due to Corona, with the help of cricketers Nadif Chowdhury, Shaheen Manzoo, national team players Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiq and Mahmudullah Riyad got a chance to play netball. He was called up to the Bangladesh Under-19 team due to his outstanding bowling in the nets and doing well in the division. Ever since he got the opportunity, he performed well and became a reliable bowler of the U-19 national team.
In the first match of his international career, Ripon Mondal won the team with his first four wickets of his career against Afghanistan. Played many series in age-based cricket and went to play the World Cup with experience.
Despite not doing well as a team in the Youth World Cup, he made it to the best team of the 2022 Under-19 World Cup due to his good individual performance. Ujjal was brilliant for Premier League side Shinepukur while maintaining the consistency of his Youth World Cup performance. He was called up as a standby in the Asia Cup 2022 squad after doing well in the Premier League.
Religion of Ripon Mandal,
Although the name “Ripon Mandal” sounds like traditional religious people, the full name of Ripon Mandal is Md. Ripon Mandal. By religion, Ripon Mandal is a Muslim cricketer. He was born in a Muslim noble family of Gazipur to his father’s name Babu Mondal and mother’s name Asma Mondal.
Studies of Ripon Mandal
Today’s Ripon Mandal is the boy who runs away from school since childhood, is inattentive to studies and does not attend classes. Ripon Mandal studied upto class four, got admission later but never went to school, he loved cricket more than studies.
Family members initially resisted but later gave him maximum support. Elder brother Shariful Islam has full faith in him. Today’s Ripon Mandal has become with the prayers and support of all the family.
Ripon Mandal’s favorite player and idol
There are two legends as Ripon Mandal’s favorite players and idols. South African paceman Dale Steyn has always been an idol in bowling. He likes his bowling pace and aggression so he wants to bowl like him and become the best pacer in the world. Another idol of Ripon Mandal is Bangladeshi world best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib Al Hasan’s style of play, behavior and thinking impressed Ripon Mandal.
Age of Ripon Mandal
Ripon Mandal completed 19 years on March 21, 2022. He is currently 19 years 4 months 25 days old. Ripon Mandal was born on 21 March 2003.
Height of Ripon Mandal
Ripon Mondal is a tall right-arm pacer. Ripon Mandal’s height is 6 feet 1 inch which helps him with his fast bowling. As a tall bowler at 6 feet 1 inch, Ripon Mandal benefits from bowling pace, bounce and yorkers.
Ripon Mandal’s style of play
Basically Ripon Mondal is a right-arm pacer. Along with pace bowling, you can play a good role in the team’s victory by batting in the lower order. A right-handed hard hitter, this batsman is adept at scoring runs quickly. His bowling strengths are hitting the length and delivering yorkers in the late overs.
How Ripon Mandal is in the Asia Cup squad
He first started playing cricket with neighborhood tape tennis in Gazipur. Later, he was admitted to Global Cricket Academy in Mohakhali. Later, besides playing third division cricket, he got a chance to play first division cricket in Bangladesh under 19 team. After the Under 19 World Cup, he played for Shahinpukur in the Dhaka Premier League.
Having played well in the HP team of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, he has now made a place as a standby in the Asia Cup squad.
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