Full name Rudra Pratap Singh
Born January 6, 1965, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Current age 52 years 16 days
Major teams India, Air India, Uttar Pradesh
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 24, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Australia at Rajkot, Oct 7, 1986 scorecard|
|First-class span||1982/83 - 1995/96|
|List A span||1983/84 - 1995/96|
One of several new ball bowlers who were tried out in the mid 1980s when it became almost mandatory to have four seam bowlers in the one-day team, RP Singh was a mainstay of the Uttar Pradesh side in the Ranji Trophy almost throughout the decade. In 1984-85, he picked up 25 wickets, an achievement that brought him closer to national recognition. This included his career-best bowling match figures of eleven for 146 (including seven for 67 in the first innings) against
Railways. But his short international career was rather undistinguished and his only wicket was that of Dean Jones in his second and final ODI.
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