Monty Panesar is a left handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler who plays for England cricket team. The other teams for whom he has played are Northamptonshire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Loughborough UCCE and British Universities.
Panesar debuted in Test cricket on 1st March 2006 at Nagpur against India. In the 1st innings, he scored 9 runs in 43 deliveries and was leg before wicket to Sreesanth. He bowled 42 overs, out of which 19 were maidens, conceded 73 runs and took 2 wickets. He did not get an opportunity to bat in the 2nd innings. He bowled 16 overs, out of which 2 were maidens, conceded 58 runs and took 1 wicket. This match was drawn. He played his first One day International on 12th January 2007 at Melbourne against Australia. In this match, he bowled 10 overs, out of which 1 was maiden, conceded 46 runs and took 1 wicket. Australia won this match by 8 wickets with 28 deliveries to spare.
Panesar appeared in 33 Test matches in which he bowled 7699 deliveries, conceded 3643 runs while taking 114 wickets at a bowling average of 31.95 and economy rate 2.83. He scored 165 runs at a batting average of 5.5 and strike rate 30.84. He played in 26 One day Internationals in which he bowled 1308 deliveries, conceded 980 runs and took 24 wickets at a bowling average of 40.83 and economy rate 4.49. He scored 26 runs at a batting average of 5.20 and strike rate 28.57.