KL Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 27 years 62 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 17 16 4 437 100* 36.41 547 79.89 1 3 32 8 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 58 57 7 1849 110 36.98 2505 73.81 4 11 147 31 32 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 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 75 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 58 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 Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 16, 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 Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 16, 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
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
6 India v New Zealand The Oval 25 May 2019 Other OD
71 Kings XI v Super Kings Mohali 5 May 2019 T20
2 Kings XI v KKR Mohali 3 May 2019 T20
79 Kings XI v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 29 Apr 2019 T20
42 Kings XI v RCB Bengaluru 24 Apr 2019 T20
12, 0c/0s Kings XI v Capitals Delhi 20 Apr 2019 T20
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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Jun 16, 2019

KL Rahul made a good impression in his first innings as an opener in the World Cup, India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester, June 16, 2019

KL Rahul made a good impression in his first innings as an opener in the World Cup

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May 28, 2019

KL Rahul cuts during his century, Bangladesh v India, World Cup 2019 warm-up, Cardiff, May 28, 2019

KL Rahul cuts during his century

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May 28, 2019

KL Rahul goes for a sweep, Bangladesh v India, World Cup 2019 warm-up, Cardiff, May 28, 2019

KL Rahul goes for a sweep

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