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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 26 years 123 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 26 42 1 1547 199 37.73 2704 57.21 4 11 182 11 29 0
ODIs Insights on odi 12 11 3 257 100* 32.12 327 78.59 1 1 20 4 6 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 19 17 3 696 110* 49.71 449 155.01 2 4 58 34 6 0
First-class 65 109 4 5147 337 49.01 9073 56.72 13 27 647 43 65 0
List A 50 49 6 1614 110 37.53 2182 73.96 4 9 131 25 29 4
T20s Insights on t20 86 75 13 2405 110* 38.79 1718 139.98 2 17 210 100 35 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 65 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 50 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Aug 9-12, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Lord's, Jul 14, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Bristol, Jul 8, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class England v India at Lord's, Aug 9-12, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A England v India at Lord's, Jul 14, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s England v India at Bristol, Jul 8, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8, 10 India v England Lord's 9 Aug 2018 Test # 2315 Insights on
4, 13 India v England Birmingham 1 Aug 2018 Test # 2314 Insights on
58, 36* Indians v Essex Chelmsford 25 Jul 2018 Other
0 India v England Lord's 14 Jul 2018 ODI # 4016 Insights on
9* India v England Nottingham 12 Jul 2018 ODI # 4014 Insights on
19 India v England Bristol 8 Jul 2018 T20I # 690
6 India v England Cardiff 6 Jul 2018 T20I # 688
101* India v England Manchester 3 Jul 2018 T20I # 684
70 India v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 29 Jun 2018 T20I # 680
54 India v Afghanistan Bengaluru 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2307 Insights on
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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Aug 18, 2018

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul bump fists after making it through the opening hour, England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day, August 18, 2018

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul bump fists after making it through the opening hour

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Aug 12, 2018

A despondent India balcony at the ground, England vs India, 2nd Test, Lord's, 4th day, August 12, 2018

A despondent India balcony at Lord's

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Aug 2, 2018

KL Rahul dragged on driving at a wide ball, England v India, 1st Test, 2nd day, Edgbaston, 2 August, 2018

KL Rahul dragged on driving at a wide ball

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