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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 23 years 7 days

Major teams Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad

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 2 4 0 130 110 32.50 315 41.26 1 0 16 1 1 0
First-class 34 57 3 3068 337 56.81 5601 54.77 9 11 390 24 31 0
List A 28 28 2 1067 110 41.03 1455 73.33 2 8 83 15 17 1
Twenty20 35 29 4 586 62 23.44 521 112.47 0 3 46 16 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 34 7 144 79 0 - - - 3.29 - 0 0 0
List A 28 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 6-10, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai, Mar 8-12, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders at Visakhapatnam, Apr 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0* Sunrisers v KKR Visakhapatnam 22 Apr 2015 T20
24 Sunrisers v Daredevils Visakhapatnam 18 Apr 2015 T20
2 Sunrisers v Royals Visakhapatnam 16 Apr 2015 T20
44* Sunrisers v RCB Bangalore 13 Apr 2015 T20
5 Sunrisers v Super Kings Chennai 11 Apr 2015 T20
188 Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Mumbai 8 Mar 2015 FC
15, 2 Karnataka v Mumbai Bangalore 25 Feb 2015 FC
91, 73, 0/15 Karnataka v Assam Indore 16 Feb 2015 FC
337, 43 Karnataka v U. Pradesh Bangalore 29 Jan 2015 FC
89, 0 Karnataka v Baroda Mysore 21 Jan 2015 FC
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.
Karthik Krishnaswamy

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Latest Photos

Apr 18, 2015

KL Rahul has his leg stump pegged back, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2015, Visakhapatnam, April 18, 2015

KL Rahul has his leg stump pegged back

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Apr 18, 2015

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 10 dots balls and conceded only one four, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2015, Visakhapatnam, April 18, 2015

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 10 dots balls and conceded only one four

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Apr 13, 2015

KL Rahul executes the pull, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2015, Bangalore, April 13, 2015

KL Rahul executes the pull

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Results
Gujarat v Punjab at Indore - Mar 31, 2013
Gujarat won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Baroda v Karnataka at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Baroda won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Delhi v Vidarbha at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Vidarbha won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Punjab v U. Pradesh at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Punjab won by 51 runs
Gujarat v Kerala at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Gujarat won by 90 runs
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