Maninder Singh was a slow left arm orthodox bowler and right handed batsman in the Indian national cricket team. He also played for Delhi and Shropshire.
Maninder debuted in ODIs on 21st January 1983 at Karachi (National Stadium) against Pakistan. He did not get an opportunity to bat in this match. He bowled 8 overs, none of which were maidens, conceded 47 runs and failed to pick up any wicket. Pakistan won this match by 8 wickets with 30 deliveries to spare. Maninder played his last ODI against England at Gwalior (Captain Roop Singh Stadium). He gave away 62 runs in 10 overs and picked up 1 wicket. Again, he did not get a chance to bat. India won the match by 4 wickets with 8 deliveries to spare.
Maninder Singh was regarded as the heir apparent to Bishan Singh Bedi during his brief stint in the mid 80s. He had the capacity to rip the ball on helpful surfaces. In 1986, he delivered match winning performances in England. He had a rich haul of wickets against Pakistan and Sri Lanka at home.
Maninder Singh played in 59 ODIs in which he bowled 3133 runs and conceded 2066 runs while claiming 66 wickets. His bowling average was 31.30, economy rate was 3.95 and bowling strike rate was 47.4.