Picture of Robin Singh

Robin Singh

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
India, India A, India B, Indian Board President's XI, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, PCA Masters XI, S & C Trinidad, South Zone, Wills XI, Trinidad and Tobago, Tamil Nadu
Roles played:
Home country:
September 14, 1963, Princes Town


Regarded as one of the best fielders of the Indian cricket team, Robin Singh was born in Trinidad, but later moved to India to pursue his cricketing aspirations. He represented Tamil Nadu on the first-class front, scoring more than 6000 runs and taking 172 wickets. He has been a useful all-rounder for most of his career.

A left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler, Singh made his ODI debut in 1989 against the West Indies. However, he was soon dropped from the team and had to wait for seven long years until his return as a regular. He was well-known for his brilliant athleticism on the field, useful batting at death and medium-pace bowling.

He retired from all forms of cricket in early 2004 and turned towards full-fledged coaching. He trained India’s junior and A squads, which included players like Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. He was also the fielding coach of the Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2009. In 2008, the Hyderabad signed him as their head coach for the inaugural season of the IPL. He was then signed by the Mumbai in 2010.

Fast Facts

  • Robin Singh played just one Test match in his career.
  • His first assignment as a coach was with the Hong Kong cricket team in 2004, where he helped the team qualify for the 2004 Asia Cup.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 2 27 0 13.50 50.00 0 0 15
ODI 136 113 2336 23 25.95 74.30 1 9 100
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 2 60 32 0 0/16 / - 3.20 0 0 0 0
ODI 136 117 3734 2985 69 5/22 / 43.26 4.79 0 2 0 103
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 5 0 0
ODI 33 0 10


India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Oct 07, 1998
Last played:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Oct 07, 1998
India Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Mar 11, 1989
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Indira Priyadarshini Stadium,Visakhapatnam (Vizag) - Apr 03, 2001