Full name Robin Venu Uthappa
Born November 11, 1985, Coorg, Karnataka
Current age 29 years 174 days
Major teams India, India A, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Reebok XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||India v England at Indore, Apr 15, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Sri Lanka at Ranchi, Nov 16, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||India v Scotland at Durban, Sep 13, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Karnataka v Rest of India at Bangalore, Mar 17-20, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002/03|
|Last List A||South Zone v West Zone at Mumbai, Dec 1, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Karnataka v Kerala at Visakhapatnam, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, May 2, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|23, 0c/0s||KKR||v RCB||Bangalore||2 May 2015||T20|
|1c/1s, 80*||KKR||v Super Kings||Kolkata||30 Apr 2015||T20|
|2c/0s, 39||KKR||v Super Kings||Chennai||28 Apr 2015||T20|
|1c/0s, 34||KKR||v Sunrisers||Visakhapatnam||22 Apr 2015||T20|
|1c/1s, 13||KKR||v Daredevils||Delhi||20 Apr 2015||T20|
|0c/0s, 13||KKR||v Kings XI||Pune||18 Apr 2015||T20|
|35, 1c/2s||KKR||v RCB||Kolkata||11 Apr 2015||T20|
|0c/0s, 9||KKR||v Mum Indians||Kolkata||8 Apr 2015||T20|
|10, 1c/0s, 6, 2c/0s||Karnataka||v Rest of Ind||Bangalore||17 Mar 2015||FC|
|4c/0s, 0, 1c/1s||Karnataka||v Tamil Nadu||Mumbai||8 Mar 2015||FC|
As a batsman Robin Uthappa has always been attractive to watch, hard-hitting, with every shot in the book, and unafraid to hit the ball in the air. However, tempering his strokeplay has been his biggest problem, and has kept him out of the Indian team for long periods.
Tall and robust, Uthappa first caught the eye when he made a brilliant 66 in a losing cause for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in Mumbai in 2005 against an attack that included Zaheer Khan, Murali Kartik and RP Singh. In the subsequent edition of the same tournament, in Mohali in 2006, he cracked a matchwinning 93-ball 100 for India B against an India A team. The reward was a place in the Indian team - in place of Virender Sehwag - in the final one-dayer against England early in 2006, and he capitalised with a well-paced 86 at Indore. After a spell out of the team Uthappa got a chance in the sixth ODI against England at The Oval. A nerveless unbeaten 47 off only 33 balls helped India seal a rousing win.
Uthappa was a part of the Indian squad which won the World Twenty20 in 2007, but thereafter he had a poor year in international cricket in 2008, scoring only 179 runs in 11 ODI innings. That resulted in him being dropped from the Indian team, after which Uthappa had a few fairly ordinary years in domestic cricket. In 2013-14, though, he had a superb domestic season, scoring four hundreds in List A games, followed by an outstanding IPL in 2014, in which he scored 40 or more in ten successive innings and was the leading run-scoring of the tournament. The reward was a place in the Indian team for the tour to Bangladesh for the ODI series in 2014.
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