Amit Singh

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Amit Singh
Personal information
Full name Amit Kumar Singh
Born (1981-06-21) 21 June 1981 (age 33)
Bidar, Karnataka, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05–present Gujarat
2009–2012 Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition FC List A T20
Matches 20 14 30
Runs scored 214 51 13
Batting average 10.42 5.10 2.16
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 41 21 5
Balls bowled 3247 664 574
Wickets 52 15 34
Bowling average 27.06 37.86 22.09
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 7/31 3/25 4/19
Catches/stumpings 9/– 6/– 3/-
Source: Cricinfo, 20 April 2012

Amit Singh (born 21 June 1981 in Bidar, Karnataka, India) is an Indian first-class cricketer who plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket.[1] He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler and bats right-handed. He was formally a part of Rajasthan Royals squad in the Indian Premier League, but was waived off the team to make space for new bowlers in Rajasthan like Sreesanth and Fidel Edwards .[2]

Singh rose to prominence during the 2009 edition of IPL when he was signed by Rajasthan Royals. He was backed by the then captain and coach of the Royals, Shane Warne. He had an impressive IPL debut against Kings XI Punjab where he had figures of 4-0-9-3.[3] However, he was reported for suspect bowling action twice during that season, only to be cleared a week later.[4][5] After being released from the Rajasthan Royals squad, Singh had not played in any match of the 2013 season, but was implicated in the spot-fixing scandal, involving Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandila. He was arrested on 16 May 2013 in connection with his part in the scandal.[6] As per media sources, it is reported that BCCI has suspended him from cricket.

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