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Rinku Singh

Indian cricketer Rinku Singh is a member of the local team for Uttar Pradesh as well as the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He is an off-spinner who bats right-handed and a left-handed top order batter. His most famous innings was on April 9, 2023, when he played a crucial role in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory over the Gujarat Titans by hitting five straight sixes in the final five balls of the game.

Personal information

Full name
Rinku Singh
Born 12 October 1997 
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Batsman

Domestic career

Singh competed for Central Zone at the Under-19 level while also representing Uttar Pradesh at the Under-16, Under-19, and Under-23 levels. He played his 16-year-old List A cricket debut for Uttar Pradesh in March 2014, leading the team in scoring with 83. On November 5, 2016, he made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy during the 2016–17 season.

With 803 runs in nine games, he led Uttar Pradesh in run scoring during the group stage of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. In 10 matches, he scored 953 runs to win the championship.

First Class Statistics

MATCH RUN HS AVG 50 100 WKT BOWLING AVG 10WKT HAUL 5WKT

HAUL

BEST CT
40 2875 163 59.89 19 7 6 44.66 0 0 2/11 30

List A Statistics

MATCH RUN HS AVG 50 100 WKT BOWLING AVG 10WKT HAUL 5WKT

HAUL

BEST CT
50 1749 104 53.00 16 1 7 21.28 0 0 2/26 24

 

IPL Career and Statistics

He was acquired by the Kings XI Punjab club in February 2017 in preparation for the upcoming Indian Premier League. He was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction in January for an estimated 80 lakh.
Due to a knee injury, Rinku was forced to withdraw from the 2021 Indian Premier League and was subsequently replaced by Gurkeerat Singh Mann. He was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League competition in February 2022. He won his maiden Man of the Match trophy in this year’s tournament match against Rajasthan Royals, scoring 42 runs in 23 balls with a strike rate of 182.61. In an IPL game versus Gujarat Titans on April 9, 2023, Rinku broke a record by hitting five sixes in the final over to successfully chase down 29 runs, the highest-ever chase in the final over in the history of the competition.

MATCH RUN HS AVG 50 100 WKT BOWLING AVG 10WKT HAUL 5WKT

HAUL

BEST CT
28 588 58* 32.67 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 2

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ravi

    May 16, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Rinku Singh is an exceptional talent who has proven his skills on the cricket field. His dedication and hard work are truly inspiring

  2. Avii

    May 17, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Rinku Singh’s aggressive style of play makes him an exciting player to watch

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