R. P. Singh

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R. P. Singh rajput
Personal information
Full name Rudra Pratap Singh
Born (1985-12-06) 6 December 1985 (age 32)
Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh,[1]India
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Left arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
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–present 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 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/59 4/35 4/13 5/30
Catches/stumpings 6/0 13/0 2/0 40/0
Source: CricketArchive, 28 October 2017

Rudra Pratap Singh About this sound pronunciation  (born 6 December 1985), commonly as RP Singh, is an Indian cricketer, who has represented India in Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket as a left arm fast-medium bowler.[2]

He is an alumnus of the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow.

Early career[edit]

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.[3] He later performed consistently in the Ranji Trophy for Uttar Pradesh[4] 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.

International career[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[citation needed]

Singh was favoured to Sreesanth for the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy due to his superior economy rate.[8] 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.[9] In the one-day series he took seven wickets at 31.71 from five matches.[10]

Singh was selected to play in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in South Africa in September 2007.[11] 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.[12] India won the 12-nation tournament after beating Pakistan in the final.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15][16]

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.[17]

Domestic career[edit]

In 2006 it was announced that Singh would be signing for English side Leicestershire as their second overseas signing.[18] He was however unexpectedly recalled to the Indian side following their poor World Cup campaign and only made a handful of appearances.[19]

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.[20] Deccan Chargers emerged as winners of the tournament.[21] His performance early in the tournament earned him a spot in the Indian squad for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.[22] 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.[23] In the year 2013 in the IPL he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the players auction 2013 for $400,000. In the 2014 IPL Auctions, he was unsold and had a base price of Rs 1 crore. After the England Series in 2011, he has never come back to international cricket.

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/59 5  England Lord's London England 2007

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

No. Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot 9 November 2005 8.5-2-35-4 ; DNB  India won by 7 wickets.[24]
2 Pakistan Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan 16 February 2006 10-0-40-4 ; DNB  India won by 5 wickets.[25]


  1. ^ Biography of RP Singh @ maps of India
  2. ^ "R. P. Singh". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup 2004". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "BOWLING IN RANJI TROPHY 2004/05 (ORDERED BY WICKETS)". cricketarchive. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of India, 6th ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Nov 9, 2005". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "India tour of Pakistan, 2nd Test: Pakistan v India at Faisalabad, Jan 21–25, 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "India tour of Pakistan, 4th ODI: Pakistan v India at Multan, Feb 16, 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Champions Trophy 2006 – India Squad". cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v India at Lord's, Jul 19–23, 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "NatWest Series [India in England], 2007 / Records / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "ICC WORLD TWENTY20, 2007 – India Squad / Players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "ICC World Twenty20, 2007 / Records / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "ICC WORLD TWENTY20 2007 – Results". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "ICC World Twenty20, 24th Match, Group E: South Africa v India at Durban, Sep 20, 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Records / Australia in India ODI Series, 2007/08 / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "Records / Pakistan in India ODI Series, 2007/08 / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  17. ^ Guardian, The (7 August 2011). "India's Zaheer Khan ruled out of England series with ankle injury". The Guardian Newspaper. London: The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Leicestershire sign left-armer Singh". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  19. ^ "Foxes eye replacement for Singh". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  20. ^ "Indian Premier League 2009 – Records – Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Indian Premier League, Final: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg, May 24, 2009". 
  22. ^ "Indian squad for the World T20". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  23. ^ "IPL Auction 2012". Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  24. ^ "2005-2006 India v Sri Lanka - 6th Match - Rajkot". 
  25. ^ "2005-2006 Pakistan v India - 4th Match - Multan". 

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