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Virat Singh


ABOUT

Full NameVirat Singh

BornDecember 8, 1997

Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)

NationalityIndian

RoleLeft hand batsman, Right arm legbreak

Relation(s)Vinod Singh (father), Renu (Mother), Vishal Singh (Brother)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
DC vs SRH 4 14 0 0 28.57 0 0 0 0 0 0
PBKS vs SRH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MI vs SRH 11 12 1 0 91.67 0 0 0 0 0 0
JKAND vs AP 6 12 0 0 50.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
TN vs JKAND 49 63 6 0 77.78 0 0 0 0 0 0
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
T20s 63 62 1813 1425 13 37.00 127.22 1 11 103 175 51 20 0
LISTAs 45 45 1437 1819 6 36.84 78.99 1 11 100 135 20 16 0
FIRSTCLASS 30 50 1394 3391 3 29.65 41.10 3 4 140 167 14 30 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
T20s 63 5 10 87 1 87.00 8.69 1/13 0 0
LISTAs 45 8 20.2 146 1 146.00 7.18 1/59 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 30 1 1 10 0 10.00 0 0 0
ABOUT

Virat Singh is a dynamic left-hand batsman who can bat at No. 3 as well as finish an innings in white-ball cricket. The talented southpaw had just missed the U-19 express but his tlent has finally brought him to the place that he deserves thoroughly. Virat is expected to don his maiden IPL cap this season.


Table of Contents


  1. Career
  2. Background


Career


Domestic Career


Singh was 16 when he made his debut for Jharkhand in all three formats. Back then he was looking to break into the India Under-19 squad with the hope of playing the 2016 U-19 World Cup. But a bout of appendicitis put a halt to his plans. Virat, soon after his Ranji Trophy debut on December 2014, against Assam, scored a maiden first-class century in his second match itself and showed his mettle on the big stage.


In 2016-17, Singh played under MS Dhoni's captaincy in the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy. Jharkhand progressed to the semi-finals that season, but Singh had an underwhelming tournament, managing only 50 runs in six innings. With some help from Rajiv Kumar, the Jharkhand coach, Singh got a gig with the Seaham Park Cricket Club in the Durham League in 2018.Β 


The hard-hitting middle-order batter had a rather productive Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, finishing the 2019-20 season as eighth-highest run-getter with 343 runs in 10 games at an average of 57.16 - the best for Jharkhand.


IPL Career


He was also on the radar of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. At a Sunrisers trial, he struck four sixes and four fours in a slog-overs scenario (between overs 14 and 20) and helped hunt down about 70 in six overs. Impressed by the performance of Virat in the trials, SRH and Kings XI Punjab engaged in a fierce bidding war that saw Virat's signing amount hike up nearly10 times his base price of INR 20 Lakhs to INR 1.9 Cr. The 2020 IPL season will be a huge learning curve for the youngster who will e rubbing shoulders with the best in the business.


Background


Virat and his brother used to play cricket in the backyard of their house. Virat’s father, Vinod Singh got fed up with the regularly smashed windowpanes in his house,enrolled both his sons to the open Jharkhand Cricket Academy and the rest they say has been history.


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