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Pankaj Singh

BornMay 6, 1985

Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)

NationalityIndia

RoleBowler/Right-arm medium-fast, Right-handed Batsman

Pankaj Singh Biography


Pankaj Singh is an Indian pacer. He was born in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He bats right handed.


Background


He is another bowler who has grown in stature by playing in the U19s and the domestic leagues. He plays for Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy.


He played an important role in Rajasthan’s road to final of the Plate league in 2006. He has also represented India A on various occasions. His most important series with India A were against Australia A, and the tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya.


He earned his call to the Indian national side on virtue of his performance in domestic leagues and the IPL.


Debut


He made his international debut in an ODI against Sri Lanka on 5 June 2010. He returned with figures of 0/45 in his 7 overs. Sri Lanka won the match by 6 wickets. It was the only ODI that Pankaj played for India.


His debut test match was against England on 27 July 2014 at Southampton. In the first innings, he went for 146 runs in his 37 overs without taking a wicket. In the 2nd innings, he again bowled his 10 overs for 33 runs. He failed to take a wicket in the match. England won the match by 266 runs.


He was selected to play in the next test too. He took his first wicket in this match at Manchester. In the only innings, he took 2/113. India lost the match by an innings and 54 runs. The 32-year-old hasn’t played any test match since then.


Club Career


He has played in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the years 2008, 2011 and 2012, he was with the Rajasthan Royals. In 2009 and 2010, he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.


He has played a total of 17 IPL matches. He has 11 wickets to his name at an average if 42.55 and a high economy rate of 9.36.


Records


Pankaj has recorded 2 test wickets and 11 IPL wickets. Apart from that, he has 110 List A wickets and 427 First-Class wickets for Rajasthan.

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