KL Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 27 years 280 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 29 28 4 1035 111 43.12 1238 83.60 3 6 86 17 12 1
T20Is 37 33 5 1237 110* 44.17 845 146.39 2 9 113 51 13 0
First-class 77 129 5 5776 337 46.58 10280 56.18 14 29 724 46 83 0
List A 81 80 9 3045 131 42.88 3932 77.44 7 19 255 48 50 5
T20s 126 113 20 3852 110* 41.41 2753 139.92 3 31 341 157 53 7
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 77 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 81 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s 126 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Australia at Bengaluru, Jan 19, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Jan 10, 2020 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 India v Australia at Bengaluru, Jan 19, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Jan 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2c/0s, 19 India v Australia Bengaluru 19 Jan 2020 ODI # 4233
80, 2c/1s India v Australia Rajkot 17 Jan 2020 ODI # 4232
47 India v Australia Mumbai 14 Jan 2020 ODI # 4231
54 India v Sri Lanka Pune 10 Jan 2020 T20I # 1027
45 India v Sri Lanka Indore 7 Jan 2020 T20I # 1026
- India v Sri Lanka Guwahati 5 Jan 2020 T20I # 1025
77 India v West Indies Cuttack 22 Dec 2019 ODI # 4223
102 India v West Indies Visakhapatnam 18 Dec 2019 ODI # 4222
6 India v West Indies Chennai 15 Dec 2019 ODI # 4221
91 India v West Indies Mumbai 11 Dec 2019 T20I # 1024
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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Jan 19, 2020

Ashton Agar is joined by the Australian team in celebrating KL Rahul's wicket, India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Bengaluru, January 19, 2020

Ashton Agar is joined by the Australian team in celebrating KL Rahul's wicket

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Jan 17, 2020

Marnus Labuschagne looks at ease against pace and spin, India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Rajkot, January 17, 2020

Marnus Labuschagne looks at ease against pace and spin

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Jan 17, 2020

KL Rahul shows his quickness behind the stumps, India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Rajkot, January 17, 2020

KL Rahul shows his quickness behind the stumps

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