(Last Updated on : 09-11-2013)
Vikram Raj Vir Singh is a Punjab Cricket player who is mostly known in his short form of his name, VRV Singh. Since 2006 he is a part of the Indian cricket team. He is a right arm medium pace bowler with impeccable control on his line and length. He is one of the fastest bowlers in Indian rank till date. He can easily make his bowling at 145 km/hr and may be more, but he is an injury prone bowler. In his first year of domestic cricket, he managed only 7 Ranji matches but took 34 wickets at 20.67 a piece including a 7 for 75 in an inning.
Early Life of Vikram Raj Vir Singh
Vikram Raj Vir Singh was born on September 17, 1984 at Chandigarh
. He made his debut in the Punjab cricket team in the 2003/04 Ranji Trophy seasons and continues to play first class cricket for the Punjab cricket team. In 2003-04 Ranji he took 30 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 21.00. This reason was enough for the Indian selectors to give VRV Singh his break in international cricket. He was selected in Indian cricket team to play against Srilanka but didn't manage to unleash his pace against the best of Indian batsmen at the net session in Rajkot. There he was found being affected with "inversion injury to left ankle".
Career of Vikram Raj Vir Singh
Vikram Raj Vir Singh was given the Border Gavaskar scholarship to train in Australian cricket Academy in the U-19 world cup of 2004. In 2005's Challenger Trophy at Mohali, VRV took three wickets against India B and critics were impressed with his pace. He was selected for the ODI squad against Sri Lanka but failed a fitness test and was immediately ushered out of the team. In this meanwhile he improved his performance in 2005-06 Ranji Trophy
season by bowling at an average of 20.75, which included a 4-wicket haul. He played his first ODI against England at Jamshedpur
. He was wicket less in first few matches.
Singh was also quite impressive in the Challenger Trophy. His pace in this tournament was the fastest. He also played for India A and was labelled as the "fastest bowler in India" by VVS Laxman
and "the quickest around at present" by Javagal Srinath
In 2006 during the England's tour of India Singh was selected to play against England as part of the Indian Board President's XI team.
He then played England again at Indore in the same series. Due to his unproductive performance he was dropped and Irfan Pathan
was given the chance in place of him. Since then he has been left out of the ODI squad. He did not get any wickets during his two one-day matches.
Vikram Raj Vir Singh's batting skills are also praiseworthy. He has played 149 balls in his Ranji career and has made 152 runs at the average of 21.71. He is very talented and energetic.
For his good performance in Euro Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi he got a chance in the test team against West Indies where he picked up two wickets. Later he also played 2 tests against South Africa and managed to take only two wickets.