RP Singh - Anticipating Comeback
Pacer RP Singh’s recent 5 wicket haul in the Ranji Trophy match against Bengal did not go unnoticed. Although Uttar Pradesh did not manage to win the match, RP’s brilliant form was accounted for. In the wake of India’s mediocre bowling performance in South Africa, could this be a wake up call for the selectors? Well, a perfect line-up for the upcoming New Zealand tour could be one of the redeeming factors for a team in dire need of a disciplined set of bowlers. And if RP continues to deliver, it might just be a turning point for the Indian bowling attack.
While RP has been out of action from the national team for a while now, it seems that his current form will force the selectors to consider him for the next tour. He remains inconsiderate about his imminent selection in the national side, claiming that his main focus is to get Uttar Pradesh to the next stage.
RP made waves early on in his career with a rather eye-catching stint in India’s ODI side. Some commendable performances include 4/35 against Sri Lanka at Rajkot and 4/40 against Pakistan at Multan. 2011, unfortunately, was the year that saw him play less and less for the Indian side until he was not selected for future tours.
What RP has achieved in the T20 and the domestic arena definitely calls for an audience. The sooner we recognise his capabilities once again, the better it will be for the team. For now, it’s his Ranji dream that takes centre-stage.
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