6 May 1985 |
Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
||Right Arm Fast-Medium
Pankaj Singh is an Indian first-class cricketer. He was born in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Pankaj is a fast bowler. He was selected to the Indian test cricket squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series of 2007-08 in Australia, but was not selected to play. He plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).  A tall and strapping right-arm medium-fast bowler from Rajasthan, has progressed from the Under-19 level to the India A side with consistent performances since he made his first-class debut in August 2003. By 2006 he started showing signs of having matured, taking Rajasthan to the final of the Ranji Plate league, with 21 wickets at 20.95. In 2007, he was part of India A's twin tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya, and a total of 18 wickets in the unofficial Tests and ODIs in Kenya earned him a spot for the home series against South Africa A. With Sreesanth and Munaf Patel injured, he earned a call-up to India's Test squad to tour Australia. He signed with the Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural IPL before transferring to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the second season. His next big break came when he was included in the limited-overs sides for India's tour of Zimbabwe, when the selectors decided to rest several senior players. After a recent good show in domestic tournaments, he has been included in the Indian squad touring England in July 2014.