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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 26 years 67 days

Major teams India, Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Kannaur Lokesh Rahul
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 24 38 1 1512 199 40.86 2648 57.09 4 11 175 11 27 0
ODIs Insights on odi 10 9 2 248 100* 35.42 307 80.78 1 1 20 4 5 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 13 2 500 110* 45.45 341 146.62 1 3 44 21 5 0
First-class 63 105 4 5112 337 50.61 9017 56.69 13 27 640 43 63 0
List A 48 47 5 1605 110 38.21 2162 74.23 4 9 131 25 28 4
T20s Insights on t20 82 71 12 2209 110* 37.44 1610 137.20 1 16 196 87 34 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 63 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 48 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v Afghanistan at Bengaluru, Jun 14-15, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 31, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v India at Colombo (RPS), Mar 18, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class India v Afghanistan at Bengaluru, Jun 14-15, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Karnataka v Saurashtra at Delhi, Feb 27, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Pune, May 20, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
54 India v Afghanistan Bengaluru 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2307 Insights on
7, 1c/0s Kings XI v Super Kings Pune 20 May 2018 T20
1c/0s, 94 Kings XI v Mum Indians Mumbai 16 May 2018 T20
21, 0c/0s Kings XI v RCB Indore 14 May 2018 T20
2c/0s, 66 Kings XI v KKR Indore 12 May 2018 T20
0c/1s, 95* Kings XI v Royals Jaipur 8 May 2018 T20
1c/0s, 84* Kings XI v Royals Indore 6 May 2018 T20
24, 2c/0s Kings XI v Mum Indians Indore 4 May 2018 T20
0c/0s, 32 Kings XI v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 26 Apr 2018 T20
23, 1c/0s Kings XI v Daredevils Delhi 23 Apr 2018 T20
Profile

A tall, elegant right-hand batsman who can keep wicket in a crisis, KL Rahul is among the most highly rated opening batsmen in India's next generation. Rahul was a part of India's squad in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup and made his first-class debut later that year. Having taken a while to establish himself as a first-class cricketer, he enjoyed a breakthrough 2013-14 season, laying the foundation for Karnataka's Ranji Trophy victory with 1033 runs, which included three centuries, three nineties, and a Man-of-the-Match performance in the final. Rahul attracted plenty of attention at the subsequent IPL auction, and finally went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1 crore (US$ 166,000 approx.). He was a regular member of their side in the 2014 season, mostly as wicketkeeper-batsman, but his contributions with the bat were steady rather than spectacular. In the long format, however, his technique and application have impressed some of Indian cricket's most respected names. These include Rahul Dravid, with whom Rahul shares not just a name but also a strong rapport, regularly seeking him out for technical and mental advice. Rahul had a middling tour of Australia with the India A team in July-August 2014, getting starts each time he batted in the unofficial Tests but only managing a top score of 52. But his appetite for runs was back to normal by the time the 2014-15 domestic season began, and twin centuries in the Duleep Trophy final earned him a place in India's Test squad on their tour of Australia.

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Jun 14, 2018

KL Rahul acknowledges his half-century, India v Afghanistan, Only Test, Bengaluru, 1st day, June 14, 2018

KL Rahul acknowledges his half-century

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May 20, 2018

KL Rahul paid dearly for a misjudgment, Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Pune, May 20, 2018

KL Rahul paid dearly for a misjudgment

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May 16, 2018

KL Rahul lines up to clear short third man, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Mumbai, May 16, 2018

KL Rahul lines up to clear short third man

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