Rudra Pratap Singh
(born 6 December 1985 in Purebala, Barabanki
, Uttar Pradesh
, India ) is a left arm fast-medium
bowler who has represented India
in one day cricket
and Test cricket
. He is playing for Kochi Tuskers Kerala
for 2011 IPL.
R.P. Singh first came in 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.
Singh was selected to make his Test debut in the 2nd Test against Pakistan
in January 2006. He won the man of the match award on his debut after taking 5 wickets in the match.
Singh's 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 his first 11 ODI matches, he was awarded the man of the match award 3 times.
Singh was favoured to Sreesanth
for the 2006 ICC......