Quiz: Get to know Vikram Solanki

Published: 12th June, 2020

How much do you know about our new Head Coach and former Surrey & England batsman Vikram Solanki?

It was announced earlier today that Solanki, who has been coaching at the Club since retiring from the game, will take up his role immediately.

Widely regarded as one of the most elegant batsmen of the early 21st century, Solanki enjoys an excellent reputation within the game but how much do you know about him?

If you think it’s a lot, this is your chance to show off! If you’re not as confident, here is how you learn about him!

Take the quiz below and let us know how you get on by tweeting us at @surreycricket.

What role did Solanki have at Surrey before accepting this job?

Surrey Cricket gather in a huddle before play at The Kia Oval
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Solanki has been coaching at Surrey since retiring but took on the Assistant Head Coach job in 2018.

In what year did the batsman play his final Championship game?

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A Division Two fixture against Glamorgan at Guildford in June 2015 was Solanki's final in the County Championship.

Solanki spent most of his playing career at which county?

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He played for them between 1993 and 2012, before joining Surrey.

In which city was Solanki born?

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Solanki was born in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India.

Across all formats, how many times did Solanki play for Surrey?

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28 first-class matches, 15 T20s and 20 List A games.

Between which years was Solanki the Chairman of the PCA?

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Which side did Solanki work with in the IPL in 2019?

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Across all formats, how many appearances did Solanki make for England?

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51 ODIs and three T20Is for the batsman.

In which year was Solanki named 'Graham Kersey Team Man of the Year'?

Surrey coach Vikram Solanki photocall shot
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For his tireless efforts as an assistant head coach during the successful County Championship winning summer.

What was Solanki's highest score for England?

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Scored at The Oval in 2003 during a 200 opening partnership with Marcus Trescothick against South Africa.

Get to know Vikram Solanki

Surrey players including Morne Morkel and Sam Curran are disappointed

Good effort!

With a little coaching, you could go far! Watch and learn as Solanki gets to work in his new role.

You clearly know your stuff about our new Head Coach! How exciting is it to see him in charge?

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