Mandeep Singh, who was bought back by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 auction for Rs 1.4 crore, is no different. Making his debut in 2010 for Kolkata Knight Riders, Mandeep shone in 2012 season for Kings XI Punjab, amassing 432 runs, getting his name enrolled in the top 10 highest run-scorers that year.
However, since then, Mandeep’s graph in IPL has been on decline. He made his T20I debut in 2016 against Zimbabwe and was picked again to play England in a T20I series the next year but his career, unlike his other contemporaries KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, has not yet taken the expected leap.
He missed the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 due to a back injury and his comeback in domestic circuit has not really reflected his best yet. That is why IPL 11 becomes even more important for him.
Mandeep, while speaking to exclusively to Firstpost, spoke on the importance of preparing well in the tournament. At the RCB camp right now, his preparations are in full swing. He said, “Preparation is important and it has been good. We had one week camp , we had some good training sessions and few good practice matches. And now whole team is practising together over here in this camp.”