The former Pakistani middle-order batsman Mansoor Rana was born on 27 December 1962 in Lahore. During his One Day International career, he played two games, scoring 15 runs in two matches.
Mansoor Rana is one of the most prolific first-class cricketers, scoring more than 12,000 runs. He was unable to break into his country’s Test cricket side, due to the presence of Javed Miandad, Shoaib Muhammad, Mudassar Nazar, Salim Malik, and others.
He belongs to the famous Rana family. Mansoor Rana is the son of former Pakistani cricket umpire Shakoor Rana and the brother of Maqsood Rana.
He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 1990, but unluckily couldn’t get enough runs to cement his place in the Pakistan side. In the first match, he scored 5 vs Sri Lanka and made 10 runs before he run out. So, his brief career comes to an end. Though he deserves more chances lack of opportunities gloomed his career. The coach saved special praise for his pace attack of Jamshed Ahmed, Anwar Ali, and Akhtar Ayub, and captain Sarfraz Ahmad who has performed consistently throughout the tournament.
A product of Pakistan Under-19 cricket, he scored 254 runs in 5 matches, the top score of 124 not out, including one hundred and one fifty and 2 catches.
In 145 List-A matches, he scored 3270 runs @ 30.27 with the help of 20 fifties, the top score of 83, including 46 catches and 13 wickets.
Currently, Mansoor Rana is the most prominent of the cricket coaches in Pakistan and manager of the Pakistan Cricket Team.
In 2006, Pakistan’s under-19 team won the World Cup after he turned coach. Mansoor Rana admitted he did not believe his side could defend 109 in the Under-19 World Cup final against India. There were some dejected faces in the changing rooms after the batsmen failed again in a nail-biting final.
Later, he was appointed head coach of Pakistan’s Women’s Team which won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games.
On September 16, 2019, he was announced as the Pakistan men’s cricket team’s Operations, Logistics & Administrative Manager. He played first-class cricket for ADBP, Bahawalpur, Lahore, and Pakistan Railways. In 205 first-class matches, he scored 12026 runs at 42.95, including 25 hundred, 71 fifties, 87 catches, and 20 wickets.