Full Name

Rudra Pratap Singh

Born

December 06, 1985, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh

Age

35y 235d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Left-arm quick Rudra Pratap Singh first made the headlines in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004, taking eight wickets at 24.75 apiece and bowling well in the slog overs at the end of the innings. Three years later, he was in South Africa toasting India's first World Cup title win since 1983. And a year after that, he led an inspired bowling effort to beat Australia in Perth - a venue where the hosts hadn't lost to any team besides the world-beating West Indies since 1985.

Better still, RP Singh had the ability to move the new ball both ways and reverse the old one. It was that potential that tempted India to pull him out of a holiday and hand him his first Test in three years at The Oval in 2011. He bowled 34 overs, picked no wickets, and after that summer, did not play for India again. At the time, he had played 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20Is.

When RP Singh was in top form though, his run-up was smooth, pace nippy, and he had an inswinger that confounded right-handed batsmen. He took 34 wickets in six Ranji Trophy games for Uttar Pradesh in 2003-04, the joint third-highest for the season. He made the national one-day squad at the end of 2005, and took two wickets in his second over of international cricket, against Zimbabwe in Harare in September. He claimed four wickets, and the Man-of-the-Match award, against Sri Lanka in his third game, and three more in his fourth, before a run of four wicketless matches cost him his place in 2006.

He was Man of the Match on his Test debut for some persistent bowling on a shirtfront in Faisalabad in 2006, where Pakistan ran up 588. He drifted out of contention after that, returned for his most prolific season in 2007-08, but began fading away soon after. The IPL gave him another stage to show his wares and his 23 wickets in the 2009 season, when the tournament was played in South Africa, led Deccan Chargers to the title. He has not been part of the tournament since 2013, but was still among the top-15 wicket-takers in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16. Limited-overs cricket still seems to suit him best. At the age of 30, he was one of the leaders in Gujarat's title-winning campaign in the Vijay Hazare tournament in the 2015-16 season.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test142525341682405/597/11742.053.9863.30310
ODI585725652343694/354/3533.955.4837.10200
T20I109198225154/134/1315.006.8113.20100
FC941719292023016/5030.573.2157.1013121
List A136637854601905/305/3028.735.1333.50630
T20132131290336381465/85/824.917.5119.80310
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test14193116307.2527642.020016160
ODI5820101042310.4024242.970051130
T20I102232*-3100.00000020
FC94118279224710.1300350
List A13663214433510.5470762.6500400
T201325025108184.3214872.970042420
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Photos


RP Singh and R Ashwin appeal for the wicket of David Warner
RP Singh rattled Delhi with four wickets
RP Singh celebrates Sachin Tendulkar's wicket
Ravindra Jadeja completes the winning run while umpire Anil Chaudhary signals a no-ball
RP Singh picks up Akshath Reddy
Thisara Perera walks back after being dismissed by RP Singh