Karun Nair      

Full name Karun Kaladharan Nair

Born December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Current age 24 years 299 days

Major teams India, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Karnataka State Cricket Association XI, Karnataka Under-15s, Karnataka Under-19s, Mangalore United, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Karun Kaladharan Nair
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 2 2 0 46 39 23.00 88 52.27 0 0 6 0 0 0
First-class 34 56 5 2519 328 49.39 4992 50.46 7 10 327 14 23 0
List A 49 48 11 1358 120 36.70 1561 86.99 1 9 132 28 16 0
Twenty20 64 58 8 1179 83* 23.58 964 122.30 0 8 122 28 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 34 32 777 421 8 2/11 2/35 52.62 3.25 97.1 0 0 0
List A 49 23 624 508 12 2/16 2/16 42.33 4.88 52.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 64 6 48 55 2 1/3 1/3 27.50 6.87 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 13, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Karnataka v Punjab at Hubballi, Dec 14-17, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Australia A v India A at Brisbane, Sep 15-18, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Goa v Karnataka at Bangalore, Feb 20, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Australia A v India A at Mackay, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Raipur, May 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
26 Mangalore v Panthers Hubballi 29 Sep 2016 Other T20
24, 0/44 Mangalore v Hubli Tigers Hubballi 25 Sep 2016 Other T20
25* Mangalore v Bellary Hubballi 24 Sep 2016 Other T20
29, 0/13 Mangalore v Shivamogga Hubballi 22 Sep 2016 Other T20
6 Mangalore v Bulls Hubballi 21 Sep 2016 Other T20
1, 1 India A v Australia A Brisbane 15 Sep 2016 FC
15, 21 India A v Australia A Brisbane 8 Sep 2016 FC
1, 2/29 India A v Australia A Mackay 4 Sep 2016 LA
14 India A v NPS Mackay 27 Aug 2016 LA
15 India A v Sth Africa A Mackay 25 Aug 2016 LA
Profile

Karnataka batsman Karun Nair had an outstanding debut first-class season in 2013-14, becoming an instrumental part of the side that swept the Ranji and Irani titles. He hit centuries in three successive Ranji matches, including the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, and also hit the winning six that ended Karnataka's 15-year-wait for a Ranji title.

Nair had shown promise early on, deemed good enough to make the Karnataka Under-19s team when he was 15, and steadily climbed the rungs before making the Ranji side in his early 20s. In 2014 he was signed by IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, where he established himself in the XI, sometimes even opening the batting with Shane Watson.

Consistent performances for Karnataka and India A earned him an India call-up in 2015, when he joined the Test squad in Sri Lanka as a replacement to M Vijay - though he did not debut. In the 2016 IPL auction, Nair cashed in big time, selling for Rs 4 crore to Delhi Daredevils - 40 times his base price of Rs 10 lakh.
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Sep 4, 2016

Karun Nair took two wickets with his offspin, Australia A v India A, Quadrangular A-team one-day series, final, Mackay, September 4, 2016

Karun Nair took two wickets with his offspin

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Sep 4, 2016

Karun Nair was bowled for 1 in the second over, Australia A v India A, Quadrangular A-team one-day series, final, Mackay, September 4, 2016

Karun Nair was bowled for 1 in the second over

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Jun 13, 2016

Karun Nair steers the ball to the off side, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, June 13, 2016

Karun Nair steers the ball to the off side

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Tournament Results
KKR v Super Kings at Chennai - May 27, 2012
KKR won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Super Kings at Chennai - May 25, 2012
Super Kings won by 86 runs
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Bangalore - May 23, 2012
Super Kings won by 38 runs
Daredevils v KKR at Pune - May 22, 2012
KKR won by 18 runs
Royals v Mum Indians at Jaipur - May 20, 2012
Mum Indians won by 10 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Chargers v RCB at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 20, 2012
Chargers won by 9 runs
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