Rinku Singh has been included in the India A squad for the upcoming second four-day game against Lions. Although he was part of the squad for the four-day matches against South Africa A in December, he hasn’t had the opportunity to play red-ball cricket for India A yet.
Rinku Singh, 26, has been included in the India A squad for the second four-day match against England Lions in Ahmedabad on January 24. Originally named only for the third game, Rinku has been actively involved in cricket over the past five months. After his T20I debut against Ireland, he secured a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games and played in the T20I series against Australia, South Africa, and Afghanistan.
Having debuted in ODIs in South Africa last December, Rinku received his first India A call-up for the second four-day game against South Africa A in Benoni. Although he didn’t play, he was present in the Indian dugout during the Boxing Day Test and acted as a substitute fielder.
|Recent Cricket Activities
|T20I debut against Ireland, Gold medal at Hangzhou Asian Games, T20I series against Australia, South Africa, and Afghanistan. Debut in ODIs in South Africa (December)
|3109 runs in 46 matches, Avg: 57.57
With an impressive record of 3109 runs in 46 first-class matches at an average of 57.57, Rinku last played for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy third-round match against Bihar. Despite limited playtime due to fog and bad light, his addition to the India A squad is significant, especially considering the selectors are exploring options to replace Virat Kohli in the first two Tests against England.
The India A squad for the second four-day match includes Abhimanyu Easwaran (capt), B Sai Sudharsan, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Rinku Singh, Tilak Varma, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Washington Sundar, Sourabh Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Vidwath Kaverappa, Upendra Yadav, Akash Deep, and Yash Dayal. For the third four-day match, the squad remains largely unchanged.
The biography of Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh, born on October 12, 1996, in Aligarh, India, is a talented cricketer known for his prowess in both T20 and first-class formats. At 26 years old, Rinku’s cricket journey took a significant turn when he made his T20 International debut against Ireland in August of the previous year.
|Date of Birth
|August 8, 1998
|Place of Birth
Within a span of five months, Rinku became a crucial part of the squad that clinched gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Following this success, he showcased his skills in the T20I series against formidable opponents like Australia, South Africa, and Afghanistan.
The left-handed batsman made his mark in One Day Internationals during the South Africa tour in December. Despite being relatively new to the international scene, Rinku received his maiden call-up to the India A squad for the second four-day match against South Africa A in Benoni. Although he didn’t feature in the playing XI, his presence in the Indian dugout during the Boxing Day Test showcased his growing prominence.
With an impressive record of 3109 runs in 46 first-class matches, averaging an outstanding 57.57, Rinku’s cricketing journey has been marked by consistent performance. His recent appearance for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy further solidified his position as a promising talent.
As the cricketing world looks for potential replacements, Rinku Singh’s inclusion in the India A squad comes at a crucial juncture, coinciding with selectors exploring options in the absence of Virat Kohli. With a combination of skill and experience, Rinku stands poised to make significant contributions to Indian cricket in the coming years.