Full Name

Robin Venu Uthappa

Born

November 11, 1985, Coorg, Karnataka

Age

36y 229d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Fielding Position

Occasional Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Batter

TEAMS

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.

Robust in build, 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 match-winning 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 ODI 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 T20 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 in which Karnataka completed a rare treble - winning the Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup and Vijay Hazare Trophy. Uthappa followed that up with 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, where he made one fifty in a series of rain-interrupted matches.

He was left out again, but showed his appetite for runs was intact as he led the run charts in the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season as Karnataka became the first domestic team to repeat their title-winning treble again. Uthappa made another India comeback during the limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe in July-August 2015, but with modest returns.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI464269348625.94103190.590610719192
T20I131222495024.90211118.000126620
FC1422386944616240.7122521342
List A20319712653416935.31691494.5016331109
T202912822472729228.185464133.0804272026713139
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI461200----000
T20I13------------
FC142754485123/265/6740.413.8562.8000
List A20328428652/192/1957.206.0456.8000
T2029116110---11.00-000
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Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson, opponents at the IPL but team-mates in Kerala, greet each other
Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad have a mid-pitch discussion and glove punch during their partnership
Robin Uthappa smokes one through the off side
Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube added 165 runs for the third wicket
Robin Uthappa brought up his half-century - his 27th in the IPL - in 33 balls
Robin Uthappa started slowly, but picked up speed as he went along