Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 25 years 12 days

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

Playing role Wicketkeeper 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 17 28 1 1200 199 44.44 2127 56.41 4 7 139 11 22 0
ODIs 6 6 2 220 100* 55.00 269 81.78 1 1 18 4 4 0
T20Is 8 7 2 280 110* 56.00 186 150.53 1 1 26 11 1 0
First-class 54 91 4 4672 337 53.70 8284 56.39 13 22 591 41 56 0
List A 40 40 5 1445 110 41.28 1980 72.97 3 9 117 20 24 4
Twenty20 61 51 10 1330 110* 32.43 1039 128.00 1 8 112 45 20 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 54 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 40 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Dharamsala, Mar 25-28, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class India v Australia at Dharamsala, Mar 25-28, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
60, 51* India v Australia Dharamsala 25 Mar 2017 Test # 2258
67 India v Australia Ranchi 16 Mar 2017 Test # 2256
90, 51 India v Australia Bengaluru 4 Mar 2017 Test # 2251
64, 10 India v Australia Pune 23 Feb 2017 Test # 2250
2, 10 India v Bangladesh Hyderabad (Deccan) 9 Feb 2017 Test # 2249
22 India v England Bengaluru 1 Feb 2017 T20I # 594
71 India v England Nagpur 29 Jan 2017 T20I # 593
8 India v England Kanpur 26 Jan 2017 T20I # 592
11 India v England Kolkata 22 Jan 2017 ODI # 3824
5 India v England Cuttack 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3821
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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Mar 28, 2017

KL Rahul is over the moon after hitting the winning runs, India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 4th day, March 28, 2017

KL Rahul is over the moon after hitting the winning runs

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Mar 28, 2017

KL Rahul flicks the ball towards fine leg, India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 4th day, March 28, 2017

KL Rahul flicks the ball towards fine leg

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Mar 26, 2017

KL Rahul gets down to sweep, India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 2nd day, March 26, 2017

KL Rahul gets down to sweep

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Mum Indians v RCB at Mumbai
May 1, 2017 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Supergiant v Guj Lions at Pune
May 1, 2017 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Daredevils v Sunrisers at Delhi
May 2, 2017 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
KKR v Supergiant at Kolkata
May 3, 2017 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Warm-up Match: India Women v Zim Women in South Africa (venue TBA)
May 4, 2017
Daredevils v Guj Lions at Delhi
May 4, 2017 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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