KL Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 27 years 89 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 34 56 2 1905 199 35.27 3282 58.04 5 11 225 14 43 0
ODIs 23 22 4 704 111 39.11 890 79.10 2 4 57 10 8 0
T20Is 27 24 4 879 110* 43.95 589 149.23 2 5 76 41 8 0
First-class 75 125 5 5675 337 47.29 10009 56.69 14 29 712 46 80 0
List A 64 63 7 2116 111 37.78 2848 74.29 5 12 172 33 33 4
T20s 108 96 17 3181 110* 40.26 2296 138.54 3 24 277 132 44 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 75 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 64 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s 108 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 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 Australia at Bengaluru, Feb 27, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class India A v England Lions at Mysore, Feb 13-15, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 9-10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings at Mohali, May 5, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 India v New Zealand Manchester 9 Jul 2019 ODI # 4190
111 India v Sri Lanka Leeds 6 Jul 2019 ODI # 4187
77 India v Bangladesh Birmingham 2 Jul 2019 ODI # 4182
0 India v England Birmingham 30 Jun 2019 ODI # 4179
48 India v West Indies Manchester 27 Jun 2019 ODI # 4175
30 India v Afghanistan Southampton 22 Jun 2019 ODI # 4169
57 India v Pakistan Manchester 16 Jun 2019 ODI # 4161
11* India v Australia The Oval 9 Jun 2019 ODI # 4155
26 India v South Africa Southampton 5 Jun 2019 ODI # 4150
108 India v Bangladesh Cardiff 28 May 2019 Other OD
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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Jul 9, 2019

Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking Martin Guptil''s wicket with KL Rahul, India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford, July 9, 2019

Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking Martin Guptil''s wicket with KL Rahul

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Jul 6, 2019

KL Rahul got out while trying to avoid a short ball, India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Leeds, July 6, 2019

KL Rahul got out while trying to avoid a short ball

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Jul 6, 2019

KL Rahul celebrates his hundred, India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Leeds, July 6, 2019

KL Rahul celebrates his hundred

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