Vikram Solanki      

Full name Vikram Singh Solanki

Born April 1, 1976, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Current age 38 years 172 days

Major teams England, Rajasthan, Worcestershire

Nickname Vik

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Regis School, Wolverhampton

Vikram Singh Solanki
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 51 46 5 1097 106 26.75 1504 72.93 2 5 135 7 16 0
T20Is 3 3 0 76 43 25.33 61 124.59 0 0 10 1 3 0
First-class 324 544 33 18325 270 35.86 34 98 348 0
List A 401 371 31 11041 164* 32.47 16 64 162 0
Twenty20 77 75 2 1708 100 23.39 1411 121.04 1 9 205 33 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 51 7 111 105 1 1/17 1/17 105.00 5.67 111.0 0 0 0
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 324 7238 4230 90 5/40 47.00 3.50 80.4 4 1
List A 401 1122 987 28 4/14 4/14 35.25 5.27 40.0 1 0 0
Twenty20 77 10 96 145 5 1/6 1/6 29.00 9.06 19.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Jan 23, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jul 1, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Durban, Sep 19, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1995
Last First-class Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval, Sep 15-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1993
Last List A Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at Worcester, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval, Jul 11, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 2 Surrey v Derbyshire The Oval 15 Sep 2014 FC
28, 58 Surrey v Worcs Worcester 9 Sep 2014 FC
12, 8 Surrey v NZ A The Oval 31 Aug 2014 FC
18 Surrey v Somerset The Oval 20 Aug 2014 LA
93, 3 Surrey v Leics Leicester 15 Aug 2014 FC
14 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 14 Aug 2014 LA
1 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 12 Aug 2014 LA
21 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 6 Aug 2014 LA
83 Surrey v Kent The Oval 5 Aug 2014 LA
59 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 31 Jul 2014 LA
Profile

One of the most elegant batsmen of his generation, Vikram Solanki never quite achieved the England career many had anticipated. He flirted with the England one-day side in South Africa in 1999-2000, before slipping out of the picture until after the 2003 World Cup. Born in Udaipur, India, but raised in Wolverhampton, Solanki made his debut for Worcestershire as a 16-year-old and instantly caught the eye with his wristy driving and effortless flicks. Test recognition seemed only a matter of time as he worked his way through the various representative levels and onto two England A tours, but he was a disappointment in his first eight ODIs, with a top score of 24 and a rash of lapses in his usually silken fielding. But he continued to score heavily for Worcestershire, and after the retirement of several senior players in 2003 he was recalled by England at the age of 26. He started gloriously with a sparkling century against South Africa at The Oval, flirted with oblivion while mustering 11 runs in three outings against Bangladesh, but was recalled to the squad for England's Champions Trophy campaign at the end of the 2004 season. He was in and out the side before the selectors finally lost patience in 2007. After a decade at New Road, he was appointed Worcestershire's captain in 2005, remaining at the helm until resigning near the end of the 2010 season. His acumen also led him to be elected as chairman of the professional Cricketers Association in 2009. Just as it seemed that he was certain to end his career at New Road, he signed a two-year contract with Surrey in July 2012 at the age of 36. He had scored more than 16,000 first-class runs for Worcestershire and served his county well, but financial pressures contributed to his release. Solanki's attraction to Surrey was obvious. The club had recently lost three of their first-choice batsmen: Tom Maynard, to a tragic accident; the club captain and Maynard's flatmate, Rory Hamilton-Brown, to long-term compassionate leave; and Mark Ramprakash to retirement.

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Jul 27, 2014

Stuart Meaker took four wickets but conceded 78 runs from 8.3 overs, Surrey v Glamorgan, Royal London Cup, Group B, Guildford, July 27, 2014

Stuart Meaker took four wickets but conceded 78 runs from 8.3 overs

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Jun 22, 2014

Vikram Solanki comes down the track, Surrey v Leicestershire, County Championship Division Two, The Oval, 1st day, June 22, 2014

Vikram Solanki comes down the track

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Jun 22, 2014

Vikram Solanki pushes into the off side, Surrey v Leicestershire, County Championship Division Two, The Oval, 1st day, June 22, 2014

Vikram Solanki pushes into the off side

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1996

Walter Lawrence Trophy 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
Final: Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's
Sep 20, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Northants v Sussex at Northampton
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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