Full name Mandeep Singh
Born December 18, 1991, Jalandhar, Punjab
Current age 25 years 98 days
Major teams India, India A, India Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, North Zone, Punjab, Punjab Under-19s, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|T20I debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Himachal Pradesh v Punjab at Dharamsala, Nov 17-20, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Mumbai v Punjab at Rajkot, Dec 7-10, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Haryana v Punjab at Rohtak, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||India A v India B at Visakhapatnam, Mar 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai (BS), Mar 22, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|17||India A||v India B||Visakhapatnam||25 Mar 2017||LA|
|2/3, 4||Punjab||v Odisha||Delhi||6 Mar 2017||LA|
|23||Punjab||v Haryana||Delhi||3 Mar 2017||LA|
|0/5, 12||Punjab||v Railways||Delhi||1 Mar 2017||LA|
|43||Punjab||v Baroda||Delhi||28 Feb 2017||LA|
|4||Punjab||v Assam||Delhi||26 Feb 2017||LA|
|86*||Punjab||v Vidarbha||Delhi||25 Feb 2017||LA|
|8||India A||v England XI||Mumbai (BS)||10 Jan 2017||LA|
|78||Punjab||v Mumbai||Rajkot||7 Dec 2016||FC|
|0/46, 6||Punjab||v Gujarat||Belgavi||29 Nov 2016||FC|
Mandeep Singh's father, an athletics coach, did not approve of his son's cricketing ambitions. But what can you do when your son becomes one of the leading young batsmen in the country and goes on to be appointed India Under-19s vice-captain in the 2010 World Cup?
A hard-hitting, top-order batsman, Mandeep made his first-class debut for Punjab later that year, and treated himself to an unbeaten fifty in his very first innings. He became one of the mainstays of the Punjab batting line-up before the age of 25. At the end of the 2015-16 first-class season, Mandeep had 10 centuries, including a double-ton, and averaged over 40.
The IPL also helped Mandeep's evolution. Playing for Kings XI Punjab, he was named the tournament's "Rising Star" in 2012, but struggled to find consistency thereafter. Royal Challengers Bangalore claimed his services in the 2015 season, and he had one of his finest moments when he struck Andre Russell for successive sixes in a ten-over shoot out against Kolkata Knight Riders. His unbeaten 45 off 18 balls sealed a chase of 112 with two balls to spare.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?