Rudra Pratap Singh

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

Rudra Pratap Singh

Rudra Pratap SinghRudra Pratap Singh (born 6 December, 1985) is a left arm fast-medium bowler who has represented India in one day cricket and Test cricket. R.P. Singh first came into contention during the under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004, when he took eight wickets for a very impressive average of 24.75. He later performed consistently in the Ranji Trophy for Uttar Pradesh and impressive performances saw him earn a place in the ODI side in 2005. In his third one-day match, Singh got his first man of the match award as he played his part as India restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 196 all out. Swinging the ball on a batting wicket, he took 4 important wickets to rattle Sri Lanka. His bowling figures of 8.5 overs, 2 maidens, 35 runs and 4 wickets announced his arrival on the international stage. He was selected to make his Test debut in the 2nd Test against Pakistan in Faisalabad, Pakistan in January 2006. He won the man of the match award on his debut after taking 5 wickets in the match. His 4 wicket-haul in the fourth match of the one-day series against Pakistan in 2006, helped India take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, and won him the man of the match award. India went on to win the series 4-1. In just 11 ODI matches, he has been awarded the man of the match award 3 times. He was favoured to S. Sreesanth for the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 due to his superior economy rate. However, he has been unable to maintain his level of performance, and is now no longer in the playing XI for ODIs. In 2007 it was announced that Singh would be signing for English side Leicestershire as their second overseas signing. He was however unexpectedly recalled to the Indian side following their poor World Cup campaign and only made a handful of appearances. He was included in the test squad for the tour to England and has performed well.

Full name Rudra Pratap Singh
Born December 6, 1985
Major teams India, India A, India Under-19s, Leicestershire, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Uttar Pradesh
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

 Career statistics
Test debut  Pakistan v India at Faisalabad - Jan 21-25, 2006
ODI debut  Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Sep 4, 2005
First-class span  2003/04 - 2007
List A span  2004/05 - 2007

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