Varun Aaron      

Full name Varun Raymond Aaron

Born October 29, 1989, Singhbhum, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Current age 25 years 24 days

Major teams India, Australian Centre of Excellence, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, India Emerging Players, Jharkhand, Jharkhand Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Varun Raymond Aaron
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 2 18 9 4.50 60 30.00 0 0 3 0 1 0
ODIs 9 3 2 8 6* 8.00 15 53.33 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 24 40 9 447 72 14.41 995 44.92 0 1 57 9 6 0
List A 21 9 3 91 34 15.16 73 124.65 0 0 7 6 4 0
Twenty20 30 10 6 51 17* 12.75 56 91.07 0 0 4 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 522 379 8 3/97 3/97 47.37 4.35 65.2 0 0 0
ODIs 9 9 380 419 11 3/24 3/24 38.09 6.61 34.5 0 0 0
First-class 24 34 3753 2056 58 5/17 7/53 35.44 3.28 64.7 2 1 0
List A 21 21 958 858 34 5/47 5/47 25.23 5.37 28.1 0 2 0
Twenty20 30 29 652 840 32 3/16 3/16 26.25 7.73 20.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 22-26, 2011 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Mumbai, Oct 23, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Nov 2, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Jharkhand v Jammu & Kashmir at Ranchi, Nov 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class East Zone v South Zone at Rohtak, Oct 22-24, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Assam v Jharkhand at Cuttack, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Nov 2, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Jharkhand v Tripura at Dhanbad, Oct 20, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 20, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/26 India v Sri Lanka Cuttack 2 Nov 2014 ODI # 3539
1/51, 14*, 7 East Zone v South Zone Rohtak 22 Oct 2014 FC
2, 2/81, 4* Durham v Warwickshire Birmingham 23 Sep 2014 FC
13, 0/24, 1/3 Durham v Northants Chester-le-Street 15 Sep 2014 FC
1, 2/153, 1 India v England The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
1*, 3/97, 9 India v England Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
0/45 Indians v Derbyshire Derby 1 Jul 2014 Other
0/31 Indians v Leics Leicester 26 Jun 2014 Other
2/36 RCB v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 May 2014 T20
2/29 RCB v Super Kings Ranchi 18 May 2014 T20
Profile

In a country starved of genuinely quick bowlers, Varun Aaron grabbed the headlines when he hit 153 kph during the 2010-11 Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat. Hailing from Jharkhand, Aaron has been part of the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai since he was spotted by a talent scout at the age of 15. In his first year with the Jharkhand Under-19 side, he also played for East Zone and was later part of the India Under-19 camp. He grew up admiring Andy Roberts, and pace has been his focus since his teens. This led to two stress fractures of the back soon after he made his Ranji Trophy debut in the 2008-09 season for Jharkhand, but he continues to focus on bowling quick. Possessing a smooth run-up and a repeatable action, Aaron consistently bowls in excess of 140 kph from close to the stumps with decent control. Having earlier been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, he made his IPL debut in 2011 for Delhi Daredevils.

He was part of the India Emerging Players squad that went to Australia in 2011, and after impressing there earned a call-up to the India ODI squad for the series in England. Though he did not get a game on that trip, he made his India debut in Mumbai, when England went over to the subcontinent for a return ODI series in October 2011. He made his Test debut a month later, against West Indies, also in Mumbai.
A back injury kept him out of India's tour to Australia in 2011-12. He bowled in a few matches in the IPL 2012 but the recurrence of the injury put him out of competitive cricket for 15 months. He made a comeback on the tour to New Zealand, playing three ODIs and was also a part of the squad for the Asia Cup. He was named in India's Test squad for the England tour.

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Aug 16, 2014

Varun Aaron is gutted that Alastair Cook was dropped at first slip, England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day, August 16, 2014

Varun Aaron is gutted that Alastair Cook was dropped at first slip

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Aug 16, 2014

Varun Aaron is pumped up after bowling Sam Robson, England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day, August 16, 2014

Varun Aaron is pumped up after bowling Sam Robson

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Aug 15, 2014

Varun Aaron had to wear a short ball on his arm guard, England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day, August 15, 2014

Varun Aaron had to wear a short ball on his arm guard

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Tour Game: India A Wmn v SA Women at Bangalore
Nov 22, 2014 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
1st Semi-final: Bengal v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Nov 23, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
2nd Semi-final: Odisha v Punjab in India (venue TBA)
Nov 23, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
CA XI v Indians at Adelaide
Nov 24-25, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
1st ODI: India Women v SA Women at Bangalore
Nov 24, 2014 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
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