RP Singh : International Cricket Career in Numbers

RP Singh, at the age of 32, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

RP Singh claimed Man of the Match on his Test debut against Pakistan in 2006

Indian left-arm fast bowler RP Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on the 13th anniversary of his ODI debut (4 September 2005).

RP Singh played 14 Tests, 58 ODIs, and 10 T20Is for India in his 13-year career. RP Singh made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Harare in September 2005 and took 2 wickets on debut and thereafter he made his Test debut against Pakistan at Faisalabad in January 2006 and claimed Man of the Match award for his 4 wickets haul in debut Test innings.

2007 was his best cricket year as he bagged his only five wickets haul in Lord's Test against England and was leading wicket-taker for India in WT20 2007.

RP Singh also made a good start to his IPL career, took 23 wickets in the second season of IPL which was held in South Africa and helped Deccan Chargers to win their maiden title and he himself won the Purple Cap for taking most wickets in that season. He last played a match for India in September 2011 against England. 

A look at RP Singh's International Cricket Career in Numbers :

4/13 - RP Singh took 4 wickets for 13 runs against South Africa at Durban in WT20 2007 - the best bowling figures by an Indian pacer in WT20s and overall 3rd best for India.

Best bowling figures for India in WT20s -

4/11 - R Ashwin vs AUS at Dhaka, 2014

4/12 - Harbhajan Singh vs ENG at Colombo, 2012

4/13 - RP SINGH vs SA at Durban, 2007

4/19 - Zaheer Khan vs IRE at Nottingham, 2009

4/68 & 30 runs - RP Singh took 4 wickets in the first innings and total 6 wickets in the match and also scored crucial 30 runs in India's famous 72 runs win against Australia in Perth Test match in January 2008. 

5 - Only 5 Indian players won the Man of the Match award on Test debut and one of them is RP Singh who claimed the award for his five wickets against Pakistan in the Faisalabad Test in January 2006.

Indian players who won Man of the Match award on Test debut -

Pravin Amre vs SA at Durban, 1992

RP SINGH vs PAK at Faisalabad, 2006

R Ashwin vs WI at Delhi, 2011

Shikhar Dhawan vs AUS at Mohali, 2013

Rohit Sharma vs WI at Kolkata, 2013

6.81 - RP Singh's bowling economy rate in T20I cricket - the third best for India among the pacers who have taken at least 10 wickets. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar (6.75) and Jasprit Bumrah (6.79) have a better economy rate than RP Singh. 

12 - RP Singh took 12 wickets in World T20 2007 - the most wickets taken by an Indian bowler in a T20 series or tournament.

Most wickets for India in a T20 series/tournament -

RP SINGH - 12 in WT20 2007 (South Africa)

R Ashwin - 11 in WT20 2014 (Bangladesh)

Irfan Pathan - 10 in WT20 2007 (South Africa)

Ashish Nehra - 10 in WT20 2010 (West Indies)

Amit Mishra - 10 in WT20 2014 (Bangladesh)


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 05 Sep, 2018

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