KL Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 27 years 217 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 36 60 2 2006 199 34.58 3553 56.45 5 11 237 14 46 0
ODIs 23 22 4 704 111 39.11 890 79.10 2 4 57 10 8 0
T20Is 31 28 5 974 110* 42.34 670 145.37 2 6 87 42 11 0
First-class 77 129 5 5776 337 46.58 10280 56.18 14 29 724 46 83 0
List A 75 74 9 2714 131 41.75 3584 75.72 6 17 226 41 46 4
T20s 114 102 18 3312 110* 39.42 2408 137.54 3 25 291 134 48 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 77 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 75 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s 114 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI India v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 9-10, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v Bangladesh at Nagpur, Nov 10, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies v India at Kingston, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Bengaluru, Oct 25, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Goa v Karnataka at Vizianagaram, Nov 17, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
34 Karnataka v Goa Vizianagaram 17 Nov 2019 T20
2 Karnataka v Bihar Visakhapatnam 15 Nov 2019 T20
52 India v Bangladesh Nagpur 10 Nov 2019 T20I # 1014
8* India v Bangladesh Rajkot 7 Nov 2019 T20I # 1007
15 India v Bangladesh Delhi 3 Nov 2019 T20I # 1000
3c/0s, 52* Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Bengaluru 25 Oct 2019 LA
3c/0s, 88* Karnataka v Chhattisgarh Bengaluru 23 Oct 2019 LA
3c/0s, 90 Karnataka v Puducherry Bengaluru 20 Oct 2019 LA
9 Karnataka v Goa Alur (3) 16 Oct 2019 LA
23 Karnataka v Saurashtra Bengaluru 12 Oct 2019 LA
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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Nov 10, 2019

Deepak Chahar picked up two wickets in two balls, India v Bangladesh, 3rd T20I, Nagpur, November 10, 2019

Deepak Chahar picked up two wickets in two balls

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Nov 10, 2019

KL Rahul crunches one onto the off side, India v Bangladesh, 3rd T20I, Nagpur, November 10, 2019

KL Rahul crunches one onto the off side

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Sep 28, 2019

KL Rahul raises his bat after getting to a hundred, Karnataka v Kerala, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20, Bengaluru, September 28, 2019

KL Rahul raises his bat after getting to a hundred

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