Mandeep Singh Biography
Mandeep Singh is a professional Indian cricketer who was on 18 December, 1991 in Jalandhar, Punjab. He is a right-handed attacking batsman and a part time right-arm medium pace bowler.
Mandeep Singh was the vice-captain of the India U19 team during 2010 ICC U19 cricket world cup. He ended the tournament as one of leading run getter for India and this sealed him a spot for Punjab in Ranji trophy.
At the end of 2015-16 season, he had 10 first class centuries including a double hundred with average being over 40. He has also played for India Blue and North Zone teams with consistent performances in the IPL too.
In 2016, Mandeep Singh made his international debut for India against Zimbabwe in a T20I series. He played all three matches and scored a fifty as well.
He was the leading run scorer in that series with 87 runs. But after the arrival of all senior and experienced players in the side, he was not able to get a chance in the team again.
Rise to Glory
Mandeep Singh came into the limelight after the 2010 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and that not only earned him a spot in Punjab team but also Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
In the 2012 IPL season, Mandeep Singh scored 432 runs from 16 matches and ended as the highest run for Kings XI Punjab.
For this he was also included in the probable squad of 30 players for representing India in 2012 ICC T20 cricket world cup but was not selected in final 15.
Mandeep Singh has always been in touch but due to the presence of big names already in the Indian team, he never gets to have his chances.
Like in 2012, he played well in the Zimbabwe series but after that he was not selected again in the squad due to presence of players like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Manish Pandey in the middle order.
In 2010, he made his IPL debut for KKR but that was not a successful season for him as he only played three games.
Then he moved to Kings XI Punjab in the next and after having a poor season for them also he smashed 432 runs in the 2012 season which was highest for them.
For that he won the 'rising star of the tournament award’ and stayed with them till 2014 before moving to Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015.
He was the highest run scorer during the 2015 Vijay Hazare trophy. Besides being the highest run getter for Kings XI Punjab and India cricket team during 2012 IPL and 2016 Zimbabwe T20 series respectively.