KL Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 26 years 339 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 14 13 3 343 100* 34.30 424 80.89 1 2 26 5 7 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 55 54 6 1755 110 36.56 2382 73.67 4 10 141 28 32 4
T20s 94 82 14 2588 110* 38.05 1858 139.28 2 18 228 107 37 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 75 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 55 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s 94 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Australia at Mohali, Mar 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 Australia at Mohali, Mar 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s India v Australia at Bengaluru, Feb 27, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
26 India v Australia Mohali 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4111
47 India v Australia Bengaluru 27 Feb 2019 T20I # 749
50 India v Australia Visakhapatnam 24 Feb 2019 T20I # 748
81 India A v Eng Lions Mysore 13 Feb 2019 FC
89 India A v Eng Lions Wayanad 7 Feb 2019 FC
0 India A v Eng Lions Thiruvananthapuram 31 Jan 2019 LA
42 India A v Eng Lions Thiruvananthapuram 29 Jan 2019 LA
13 India A v Eng Lions Thiruvananthapuram 27 Jan 2019 LA
9 India v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2019 Test # 2339
2, 0 India v Australia Perth 14 Dec 2018 Test # 2334
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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Feb 27, 2019

KL Rahul is flat face down after a painful blow, India v Australia, 2nd T20I, Bengaluru, February 27, 2019

KL Rahul is flat face down after a painful blow

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Feb 27, 2019

KL Rahul made 47 of the 61 he put on with Shikhar Dhawan, India v Australia, 2nd T20I, Bengaluru, February 27, 2019

KL Rahul made 47 of the 61 he put on with Shikhar Dhawan

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Feb 24, 2019

KL Rahul unfurls a reverse-sweep, India v Australia, 1st T20I, Vizag, February 24, 2019

KL Rahul unfurls a reverse-sweep

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