Vikram Solanki      

Full name Vikram Singh Solanki

Born April 1, 1976, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Current age 38 years 22 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 313 526 32 17738 270 35.90 33 93 335 0
List A 394 364 31 10844 164* 32.56 16 62 158 0
Twenty20 76 74 1 1695 100 23.21 1399 121.15 1 9 204 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 313 7195 4210 88 5/40 47.84 3.51 81.7 4 1
List A 394 1122 987 28 4/14 4/14 35.25 5.27 40.0 1 0 0
Twenty20 76 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 Yorkshire at The Oval, Sep 24-27, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1993
Last List A Durham v Surrey at Chester-le-Street, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at Worcester, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Surrey at Birmingham, Aug 17, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
51 Surrey v Yorkshire The Oval 24 Sep 2013 FC
162 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 17 Sep 2013 FC
14, 36 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 11 Sep 2013 FC
24, 14 Surrey v Middlesex The Oval 3 Sep 2013 FC
93, 44 Surrey v Derbyshire The Oval 29 Aug 2013 FC
9 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 26 Aug 2013 LA
9, 0 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 22 Aug 2013 FC
12 Surrey v Northants Birmingham 17 Aug 2013 T20
19 Surrey v Hampshire Birmingham 17 Aug 2013 T20
5 Surrey v Hampshire Southampton 15 Aug 2013 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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Aug 17, 2013

Vikram Solanki swings into the leg side, Hampshire v Surrey, Friends Life t20, semi-final. Edgbaston, August 17, 2013

Vikram Solanki swings into the leg side

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Aug 6, 2013

Vikram Solanki played a steady hand in Surrey's chase, Surrey v Somerset, Friends Life t20, quarter-final, The Oval, August, 6, 2013

Vikram Solanki played a steady hand in Surrey's chase

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Aug 2, 2013

Vikram Solanki top scored for Surrey, Surrey v Essex, Yorkshire Bank 40, Group B, The Oval, August, 2, 2013

Vikram Solanki top scored for Surrey

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1996

Walter Lawrence Trophy 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Apr 20-23
Hampshire 328 & 27/0 Derbyshire 399
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Apr 20-23
Durham 308 & 154/7 Somerset 185
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Apr 20-23
Glamorgan 145 & 80/3 Gloucs 231
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - Apr 20-23
Leics 333 & 42/2 Kent 269/7d
Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester - Apr 20-23
Lancashire 247 & 47/0 Warwickshire 324
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 20-23
Essex 306 Surrey 219/6
Yorkshire v Northants at Leeds - Apr 20-23
Yorkshire 459/9d Northants 94 & 149/5 (f/o)
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