Vikas Manikketh

An aggressive opening batsman with the power to hit sixes with a strike rate always over 100.

Current age:  33 Years

Major teams:    WOMBATs

Playing role :  Batsman

Batting style:  Right-hand bat

Bowling Style:  Right Arm Slow 

Vikas’ enthusiasm for cricket initiated at school grounds at the age of 10. He played for his school team, The Indian High School Dubai till grade 12. He was selected to Captain the team for 4 consecutive years.

His passion for cricket continued by representing his college cricket team BMCC in Maharashtra (Pune), India while pursuing his graduation.

Post his graduation and his employment with Halliburton Worldwide Limited, Cricket, his first love continued in Dubai with Halliburton’s Cricket Team in 2004, this was Vikas’ initiation to the cricketing fraternity and various other cricket teams in the U.A.E.

With a hunger to perfect his cricketing skills he trained ‘one on one’ with Mudassar Nazar and Dayle Hadlee at ICC Dubai – Global Cricket Academy.

Vikas was introduced to Wombats as a guest player in 2012. On his debut innings, he scored 169 runs in 90 balls and went on to be recruited as a permanent team member with Wombats thereafter in 2014.

Favorite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gayle.

Favorite Bowler: Wasim Akram

When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones – Sachin Tendulkar