RP Singh  

RP Singh     

 

 

India

Full name Rudra Pratap Singh

 

Born December 6, 1985, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh

 

Current age 32 years 355 days

 

Major teams India, Deccan Chargers, India, India Under-19s, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Leicestershire, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Cricket Association President’s XI, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Uttar Pradesh

 

Playing role Bowler

 

Batting style Right-hand bat

 

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

 

International information

National side

India (2005-2011)

Test debut       21 January 2006 v Pakistan

Last Test         18 August 2011 v England

ODI debut (cap 161)  4 September 2005 v Zimbabwe

Last ODI         16 September 2011 v England

ODI shirt no.   9

T20I debut (cap 13)    13 September 2007 v Scotland

Last T20I        16 June 2009 v South Africa

Domestic team information

Years   Team

2003–2015      Uttar Pradesh

2007    Leicestershire

2008–2010      Deccan Chargers

2011    Kochi Tuskers Kerala

2012    Mumbai Indians

2013    Royal Challengers Bangalore

2015–2018      Gujarat

2016    Rising Pune Supergiants

Career statistics

Competition    Test     ODI     T20I    LA

Matches           14        58        10        136

Runs scored    116      104      3          443

Batting average           7.25     10.40   –           10.54

100s/50s          0/0       0/0       0/0       0/0

Top score         30        23*      2*        35

Balls bowled   2,534   2,565   198      6,378

Wickets           40        69        15        190

Bowling average         42.05   33.95   15.00   28.73

5 wickets in innings    1          0          0          3

10 wickets in match    0          N/A     N/A     0

Best bowling   5/59     4/35     4/13     5/30

Catches/stumpings      6/0       13/0     2/0

Rudra Pratap Singh About this sound pronunciation (help info) (born 6 December 1985), commonly as RP Singh, is a former Indian cricketer, who has represented India in Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket as a left arm fast-medium bowler. In September 2018, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

 

 

Early career

He first came in contention during the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004, when he took eight wickets for a very impressive average of 24.75.  He later performed consistently in the Ranji Trophy for Uttar Pradesh and impressive performances saw him earn a place in the ODI side in 2005. In 2015, he has switched from UP to Gujarat in domestic circuit and currently representing Gujarat in Ranji Trophy.

Rp singh married with Devanshi Popat

 

Indian Bowler R.P. Singh with his wife – Wedding/Marriage Pictures. Rudra Pratap Singh is a left arm fast-medium bowler who has represented India in one day cricket, T20 and Test cricket. He played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the 2011 IPL. Fast bowler RP Singh bid adieu to bachelorhood by getting married to his long-time friend Devanshi Popat at a wedding ceremony at Ahmedabad on Friday 30 November 2012.

International career

In his third one-day match, Singh got his first man of the match award as he played his part as India restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 196 all out. Swinging the ball on a batting wicket, he took 4 important wickets to rattle Sri Lanka. His bowling figures of 8.5 overs, 2 maidens, 35 runs and 4 wickets announced his arrival on the international stage.  Singh was selected to make his Test debut in the 2nd Test against Pakistan in Faisalabad, Pakistan in January 2006. He won the man of the match award on his debut after taking 5 wickets in the match.

 

Singh’s 4 wicket-haul in the fourth match of the one-day series against Pakistan in 2006, helped India take an unassailable 3–1 lead in the series, and won him the man of the match award.  India went on to win the series 4–1. In his first 11 ODI matches, he was awarded the man of the match award 3 times.

 

Singh was favored to Sreesanth for the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy due to his superior economy rate. However, he was unable to maintain his level of performance, and was dropped from the side.

 

Singh was included in the Test squad for the tour to England and performed well, taking 5/59 at Lord’s, his first five-wicket-haul in Tests.  In the one-day series he took seven wickets at 31.71 from five matches.

 

Singh was selected to play in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in South Africa in September 2007.  Singh emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker in the entire competition, taking 12 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 12.66 runs per wicket.  India won the 12-nation tournament after beating Pakistan in the final.  R.P. Singh’s best figures were 4/13 in 4 overs in India’s final Super-8 stage match in which they eliminated South Africa from the tournament.

 

Singh was then selected for India’s one-day home series against Australia and Pakistan that followed, playing four games in each series and picking up a total of 11 wickets.

 

In August 2011 RP Singh was called up to the India squad for the remainder of the tour of England, he was recalled after a 3-year test absence due to an injury picked up Zaheer Khan which ruled him out of the tour.

 

He played in fourth test match of the series. He bowled the first over of test match.His first four deliveries were down the leg side. He seemed more like club bowler. His pace was drastically reduced to 120kmph and he seemed no threat to the England batsmen. Sir Ian Botham described it as worst opening overs of test cricket he had seen.Sunil Gavaskar also criticised his selection as he was unfit.Other cricket experts and former players felt that he was selected only because of his close proximity with the then Indian captain MS Dhoni. He later played in ODI series and never played for India again.

 

Domestic career

In 2006 it was announced that Singh would be signing for English side Leicestershire as their second overseas signing.  He was however unexpectedly recalled to the Indian side following their poor World Cup campaign and only made a handful of appearances.

 

He plays for the Kochi Tuskers in the Indian Premier League, after signing for them in 2011 from the Deccan Chargers. In his second season of the tournament, Singh was highly successful and he emerged as the highest wicket taker of the tournament, with 23 from 16 matches thereby winning the Purple Cap.  Deccan Chargers emerged as winners of the tournament.  His performance early in the tournament earned him a spot in the Indian squad for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. He is also the leading all time wicket taker in Indian Premier League with 52 wickets.

He was bought for $600,000 by the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League Players Auction, 2012.  In the year 2013 in the IPL he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the player’s auction 2013 for $400,000. In the 2014 IPL Auctions, he was unsold and had a base price of Rs 1 crore. He played few matches for Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016 Indian Premier League.

 

 

 Rudra Pratap Singh Explore RP Singh’s performance Batting and fielding averages

Mat      Inns     NO      Runs    HS       Ave     BF       SR       100      50        4s         6s         Ct        St

Tests Insights on test  14        19        3          116      30        7.25     276      42.02   0          0          16        1          6            0

ODIs Insights on odi  58        20        10        104      23        10.40   242      42.97   0          0          5          1          13            0

T20Is Insights on t20i 10        2          2          3          2*        –           3          100.00 0          0          0          0          2            0

First-class        94        118      27        922      47        10.13                           0          0                                  35        0

List A  136      63        21        443      35        10.54   707      62.65   0          0                                  40        0

T20s Insights on t20   132      50        25        108      18        4.32     148      72.97   0          0          4          2          42            0

Bowling averages

Mat      Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM   Ave     Econ    SR       4w       5w       10

Tests Insights on test  14        25        2534    1682    40        5/59     7/117   42.05   3.98     63.3     3          1          0

ODIs Insights on odi  58        57        2565    2343    69        4/35     4/35     33.95   5.48     37.1     2          0          0

T20Is Insights on t20i 10        9          198      225      15        4/13     4/13     15.00   6.81     13.2     1          0          0

First-class        94                    17192  9202    301      6/50                 30.57   3.21     57.1     13        12        1

List A  136                  6378    5460    190      5/30     5/30     28.73   5.13     33.5     6          3          0

T20s Insights on t20   132      131      2903    3638    146      5/8       5/8       24.91   7.51     19.8     3          1          0

Career statistics

Test debut       Pakistan v India at Faisalabad, Jan 21-25, 2006 scorecard

Last Test         England v India at The Oval, Aug 18-22, 2011 scorecard

Test statistics 

 

ODI debut      Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Sep 4, 2005 scorecard

Last ODI         England v India at Cardiff, Sep 16, 2011 scorecard

ODI statistics 

 

T20I debut      India v Scotland at Durban, Sep 13, 2007 scorecard

Last T20I        India v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2009 scorecard

T20I statistics

 

First-class debut          2003/04

Last First-class            Gujarat v Mumbai at Indore, Jan 10-14, 2017 scorecard

List A debut    2004/05

Last List A      Gujarat v India B at Kanpur, Jan 26, 2016 scorecard

T20s debut      Railways v Uttar Pradesh at Jaipur, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard

Last T20s        Rising Pune Supergiants v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Visakhapatnam, May 10, 2016 scorecard

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl     Team   Opposition      Ground            Match Date     Scorecard

2/14     Pakhtoons       v Tigers           Sharjah            26 Nov 2018   Other OD

0/21     Pakhtoons       v Rajputs         Sharjah            23 Nov 2018   Other OD

2/48, 8, 2/83    Gujarat            v Mumbai        Indore 10 Jan 2017     FC

40, 6/90, 1, 3/25          Gujarat            v Jharkhand     Nagpur            1 Jan 2017       FC

2/46, 0/30        Gujarat            v Punjab          Belgavi            29 Nov 2016   FC

4, 2/37, 1/36    Gujarat            v Railways      Rohtak            20 Oct 2016    FC

0/63     Gujarat            v Baroda         Jaipur   6 Oct 2016      FC

1/23     Supergiants     v Sunrisers       Visakhapatnam           10 May 2016   T20

1/37     Supergiants     v RCB Bengaluru        7 May 2016     T20

0/21     Supergiants     v Guj Lions     Rajkot 14 Apr 2016    T20

Profile

Left-arm quick Rudra Pratap Singh first made the headlines in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004, taking eight wickets at 24.75 apiece and bowling well in the slog overs at the end of the innings. Three years later, he was in South Africa toasting India’s first World Cup title win since 1983. And a year after that, he led an inspired bowling effort to beat Australia in Perth – a venue where the hosts hadn’t lost to any team besides the world-beating West Indies since 1985.

 

 

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