Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 26 years 156 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 29 48 1 1811 199 38.53 3098 58.45 5 11 219 12 41 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 68 115 4 5411 337 48.74 9467 57.15 14 27 684 44 77 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 29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 68 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 The Oval, Sep 7-11, 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 The Oval, Sep 7-11, 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
37, 149 India v England The Oval 7 Sep 2018 Test # 2318 Insights on
19, 0 India v England Southampton 30 Aug 2018 Test # 2317 Insights on
23, 36 India v England Nottingham 18 Aug 2018 Test # 2316 Insights on
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
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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Sep 11, 2018

A legbreak that spun viciously from the rough accounted for KL Rahul, England v India, 5th Test, The Oval, 5th day, September 11, 2018

A legbreak that spun viciously from the rough accounted for KL Rahul

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Sep 11, 2018

KL Rahul congratulates Rishabh Pant on his maiden Test hundred, England v India, 5th Test, The Oval, 5th day, September 11, 2018

KL Rahul congratulates Rishabh Pant on his maiden Test hundred

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Sep 11, 2018

KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane amble across for a single, England v India, 5th Test, The Oval, 5th day, September 11, 2018

KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane amble across for a single

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