Karun Nair      

Full name Karun Kaladharan Nair

Born December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Current age 25 years 3 days

Major teams India, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Karnataka State Cricket Association XI, Karnataka Under-15s, Karnataka Under-19s, Mangalore United, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Karun Kaladharan Nair
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 4 100.00 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 2 2 0 46 39 23.00 88 52.27 0 0 6 0 0 0
First-class 38 61 6 2849 328 51.80 5590 50.96 8 13 361 16 26 0
List A 49 48 11 1358 120 36.70 1561 86.99 1 9 132 28 16 0
Twenty20 64 58 8 1179 83* 23.58 964 122.30 0 8 122 28 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 38 35 885 456 8 2/11 2/35 57.00 3.09 110.6 0 0 0
List A 49 23 624 508 12 2/16 2/16 42.33 4.88 52.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 64 6 48 55 2 1/3 1/3 27.50 6.87 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test India v England at Mohali, Nov 26-29, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 13, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Karnataka v Punjab at Hubballi, Dec 14-17, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class India v England at Mohali, Nov 26-29, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Goa v Karnataka at Bangalore, Feb 20, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Australia A v India A at Mackay, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Raipur, May 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 India v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016 Test # 2238
0/9, 145, 0/5 Karnataka v Assam Mumbai 27 Oct 2016 FC
53 Karnataka v Delhi Kolkata 20 Oct 2016 FC
74, 0/21, 54* Karnataka v Jharkhand Greater Noida 13 Oct 2016 FC
26 Mangalore v Panthers Hubballi 29 Sep 2016 Other T20
24, 0/44 Mangalore v Hubli Tigers Hubballi 25 Sep 2016 Other T20
25* Mangalore v Bellary Hubballi 24 Sep 2016 Other T20
29, 0/13 Mangalore v Shivamogga Hubballi 22 Sep 2016 Other T20
6 Mangalore v Bulls Hubballi 21 Sep 2016 Other T20
1, 1 India A v Australia A Brisbane 15 Sep 2016 FC
Profile

Karnataka batsman Karun Nair had an outstanding debut first-class season in 2013-14, becoming an instrumental part of the side that swept the Ranji and Irani titles. He hit centuries in three successive Ranji matches, including the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, and also hit the winning six that ended Karnataka's 15-year-wait for a Ranji title.

Nair had shown promise early on, deemed good enough to make the Karnataka Under-19s team when he was 15, and steadily climbed the rungs before making the Ranji side in his early 20s. In 2014 he was signed by IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, where he established himself in the XI, sometimes even opening the batting with Shane Watson.

Consistent performances for Karnataka and India A earned him an India call-up in 2015, when he joined the Test squad in Sri Lanka as a replacement to M Vijay - though he did not debut. In the 2016 IPL auction, Nair cashed in big time, selling for Rs 4 crore to Delhi Daredevils - 40 times his base price of Rs 10 lakh. In November that year, he got that much-awaited Test debut, playing England in Mohali after KL Rahul had to pull out injured.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Nov 29, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja and Karun Nair are on a high after the wicket of Joe Root, India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 4th day, November 29, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja and Karun Nair are on a high after the wicket of Joe Root

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Nov 27, 2016

Karun Nair was run out for four on his Test debut, India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day, November 27, 2016

Karun Nair was run out for four on his Test debut

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Oct 22, 2016

Rishabh Pant nicks to Karun Nair in the slips, Karnataka v Delhi, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Group B, Kolkata, 3rd day, October 22, 2016

Rishabh Pant nicks to Karun Nair in the slips

© PTI

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Andhra v Hyderabad at Lucknow - Dec 7-10
Andhra 190 & 171/6d Hyderabad 143 & 13/1 (7 ov, target 219)
Group A: Baroda v U. Pradesh at Nasik - Dec 7-10
U. Pradesh 481 & 117/0 (31 ov) Baroda 458
Group A: Bengal v M. Pradesh at Delhi - Dec 7-10
Bengal 475/9d M. Pradesh 363/8 (89 ov)
Group C: Chhattisgarh v J + K at Gwalior - Dec 7-10
Chhattisgarh 370 & 101/1 (29 ov) J + K 242
Group B: Delhi v Saurashtra at Vadodara - Dec 7-10
Saurashtra 92 & 420 Delhi 237 & 109/4 (30 ov, target 276)
Group C: Goa v H. Pradesh at Mumbai - Dec 7-10
Goa 380 & 99/2 (35 ov) H. Pradesh 528
Group A: Gujarat v Tamil Nadu at Belgavi - Dec 7-10
Gujarat 307 Tamil Nadu 397/4 (156 ov)
Group C: Haryana v Tripura at Kolkata - Dec 7-9
Haryana won by 119 runs
Group B: Karnataka v Maharashtra at Mohali - Dec 7-9
Karnataka won by 10 wickets
Group C: Kerala v Services at Delhi - Dec 7-10
Services 322 Kerala 271/5 (97 ov)
Group A: Mumbai v Punjab at Rajkot - Dec 7-10
Punjab 468 Mumbai 185 & 94/2 (35 ov) (f/o)
Group B: Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Greater Noida - Dec 7-10
Rajasthan 140 & 163 (54.5 ov) Vidarbha 116
4th Test: India v England at Mumbai - Dec 8-12
England 400 India 146/1 (52 ov)
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