Robin Uthappa overview

Robin Uthappa is an Indian cricketer. He was born on 11th November 1985 in Kodagu, Karnataka. The 35-year old cricketer is a right-hand batsman. He received his education at Mahavir Join College in Bangalore.

Uthappa is nicknamed 'Walking Assassin' for his aggressive style of batting that consists mainly of charging the bowlers whenever getting the opportunity. He has set a record of being the highest scorer as a debutant in the Limited-Over game with 86 runs out against England. He played an important role in India's 2007 Twenty20 World Cup triumph.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 46 42 6 934 86 25.94 1031 90.59 0 0 6 107 19
T20 13 12 2 249 50 24.9 211 118.01 0 0 1 26 6
IPL 189 182 17 4607 87 27.92 3544 129.99 0 0 24 454 163

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 46 1 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
T20 13 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 189 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Uthappa made his debut in first-class cricket in 2002-03 but he shot into the limelight in 2005-06 in the Challenger Trophy when he scored a brilliant 66 for India ‘A’ against India ‘B’ in Mumbai. The team consisted of an attacking bowling line-up of Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, and Murali Karthik. In the subsequent edition of the tournament in 2006, Uthappa dished out a match-winning 93 against India ‘A’ once again. Uthappa has played 142 first-class matches and scored 9446 runs at an average of 40.71 including his best score of 162. In the List, 'A' game Uthappa has amassed 6157 matches in 197 matches at an average of 34.20 including his best score of 169.

ODI Career

Robin Uthappa, following his consistent performance in first-class cricket and List 'A' cricket, averaging nearly 40, was regarded as one of the specialists in the limited-over game. He made his debut in the One Day International match against England at Indore in 2006. In his maiden appearance, he struck a superb 86 off 96 deliveries, hitting 12 fours and a huge six. But despite being selected in the Indian squad for the 2007 ICC World Cup, Uthappa failed to show his form, scoring only 30 in all three group matches. However, Uthappa regained his touch in the sixth ODI of NatWest series, 2008, guiding India to a thrilling victory through his quick 47 off 33 balls. However, Uthappa has played in 46 ODIs and scored 934 runs with his best of 86.

Test career

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IPL career

Robin Uthappa made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, donning Mumbai Indians shirts and he had an impressive opening season with 320 runs in 14 matches. However, in the last edition of IPL, Uthappa had played for Rajasthan Royals and in 12 matches he had scored 196 runs. In his 13 years journey, the once wicket-keeper-batsman from Karnataka has scored 4607 runs in 189 matches at a strike rate of 129.99 with his best score of 87. Uthappa has been roped in by Chennai Super Kings in the auction for the 2021 IPL, held on 18th February at Chennai.

T20 Career

Uthappa has played in 13 Twenty20 International matches and scored 249 runs at a strike rate of 118 with his best score of 50 that he struck against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in South Africa and at a time when India was languishing with 39 for 4. He has however played in 273 T20 matches in the domestic circuit and scored 6861 runs including 38 fifties with his best score of 92.

ICC Trophies

The ‘Walking Assassin’ Uthappa to don Chennai Super Kings shirts in this IPL.

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