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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 24 years 316 days

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

Playing role Wicketkeeper 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 14 23 0 881 199 38.30 1535 57.39 4 2 99 10 21 0
ODIs 6 6 2 220 100* 55.00 269 81.78 1 1 18 4 4 0
T20Is 8 7 2 280 110* 56.00 186 150.53 1 1 26 11 1 0
First-class 51 86 3 4353 337 52.44 7692 56.59 13 17 551 40 55 0
List A 40 40 5 1445 110 41.28 1980 72.97 3 9 117 20 24 4
Twenty20 61 51 10 1330 110* 32.43 1039 128.00 1 8 112 45 20 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 51 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 40 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Pune, Feb 23-25, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bangalore, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class India v Australia at Pune, Feb 23-25, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v England at Bangalore, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
64, 10 India v Australia Pune 23 Feb 2017 Test # 2250
2, 10 India v Bangladesh Hyderabad (Deccan) 9 Feb 2017 Test # 2249
22 India v England Bangalore 1 Feb 2017 T20I # 594
71 India v England Nagpur 29 Jan 2017 T20I # 593
8 India v England Kanpur 26 Jan 2017 T20I # 592
11 India v England Kolkata 22 Jan 2017 ODI # 3824
5 India v England Cuttack 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3821
8 India v England Pune 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3819
4, 77 Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Visakhapatnam 23 Dec 2016 FC
199 India v England Chennai 16 Dec 2016 Test # 2241
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 24, 2017

KL Rahul clutches his shoulder after holing out while the Australia players celebrate, India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 2nd day, February 24, 2017

KL Rahul clutches his shoulder after holing out while the Australia players celebrate

© AFP

Feb 24, 2017

KL Rahul was visibly unwell while batting, India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 2nd day, February 24, 2017

KL Rahul was visibly unwell while batting

© AFP

Feb 13, 2017

India pose for a team photo, India v Bangladesh, one-off Test, Hyderabad, 5th day, February 13, 2017

India pose for a team photo

© Associated Press

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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