Full name Vikramjeet Singh Malik
Born May 9, 1983, Vishakapatnam (Andhra)
Current age 34 years 75 days
Major teams Himachal Pradesh, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Last First-class||Hyderabad (India) v Himachal Pradesh at Hyderabad, Feb 6-9, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Himachal Pradesh v Services at Nadaun, Jan 9, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Himachal Pradesh v Punjab at Bilaspur, Nov 14, 2014 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Mohali, May 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|10, 2/58||H. Pradesh||v Hyderabad||Hyderabad||6 Feb 2015||FC|
|0/76, 2/25||H. Pradesh||v Tripura||Agartala||29 Jan 2015||FC|
|3/78||H. Pradesh||v Andhra||Dharamsala||21 Jan 2015||FC|
|1, 3/53||H. Pradesh||v Jharkhand||Dharamsala||13 Jan 2015||FC|
|1/53, 19*, 1/33||H. Pradesh||v Kerala||Dharamsala||5 Jan 2015||FC|
|2/9, 2/23||H. Pradesh||v Assam||Guwahati||28 Dec 2014||FC|
|2/55, 2*, 0/10||H. Pradesh||v Goa||Porvorim||21 Dec 2014||FC|
|3/33, 59, 2/49||H. Pradesh||v Services||Delhi||7 Dec 2014||FC|
|6*, 2/39||H. Pradesh||v Punjab||Bilaspur||14 Nov 2014||LA|
|3/29||H. Pradesh||v J + K||Nadaun||12 Nov 2014||LA|
Vikramjeet Malik made his debut in the 2002-03 season, and has been ever present in Himachal Pradesh's seam attack for over a decade. He has picked up over 300 first-class wickets while doing most of his work almost unnoticed in the lower tier of the Ranji Trophy. He was among the top five wicket-takers in the Ranji Trophy in 2008-09 and 2009-10, claiming more than 30 wickets in both seasons, at sub-20 averages.
Around this time, he was also an occasional member of the Kings XI Punjab bowling attack, playing nine matches for them from 2009 to 2011. He moved to Rajasthan Royals in 2013, and picked up eight wickets in seven matches for them, including a three-wicket haul that won him the Player of the Match award against Mumbai Indians in the 2013 Champions League.
At the 2016 player auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore paid Rs. 20 lakh to secure Malik at his base price. They went for him despite the fact that he had not played any first-class games since February 2015, List A matches since November 2014, and T20s since May 2014.
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