Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 26 years 238 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 32 53 2 1894 199 37.13 3255 58.18 5 11 223 14 43 0
ODIs Insights on odi 13 12 3 317 100* 35.22 393 80.66 1 2 25 5 6 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 25 22 4 782 110* 43.44 527 148.38 2 4 67 36 6 0
First-class 71 120 5 5494 337 47.77 9624 57.08 14 27 688 46 79 0
List A 51 50 6 1674 110 38.04 2248 74.46 4 10 136 26 29 4
T20s Insights on t20 92 80 14 2491 110* 37.74 1796 138.69 2 17 219 102 35 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 71 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 51 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 6-10, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v India at Dubai (DSC), Sep 25, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v India at Sydney, Nov 25, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 6-10, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v India at Dubai (DSC), Sep 25, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Australia v India at Sydney, Nov 25, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 44 India v Australia Adelaide 6 Dec 2018 Test # 2333 Insights on
3, 62 Indians v CA XI Sydney 28 Nov 2018 Other
14 India v Australia Sydney 25 Nov 2018 T20I # 714
- India v Australia Melbourne 23 Nov 2018 T20I # 713
13 India v Australia Brisbane 21 Nov 2018 T20I # 712
17 India v West Indies Chennai 11 Nov 2018 T20I # 710
26* India v West Indies Lucknow 6 Nov 2018 T20I # 709
16 India v West Indies Kolkata 4 Nov 2018 T20I # 707
4, 33* India v West Indies Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 Oct 2018 Test # 2321 Insights on
0 India v West Indies Rajkot 4 Oct 2018 Test # 2319 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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Dec 8, 2018

KL Rahul started to play his shots after a careful start, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, December 8, 2018

KL Rahul started to play his shots after a careful start

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Dec 8, 2018

There was a good contest between Pat Cummins and KL Rahul, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, December 8, 2018

There was a good contest between Pat Cummins and KL Rahul

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Dec 6, 2018

Josh Hazlewood celebrates the wicket of KL Rahul, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 1st day, December 6, 2018

Josh Hazlewood celebrates the wicket of KL Rahul

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