Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 24 years 15 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

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 5 10 0 256 110 25.60 539 47.49 2 0 29 2 10 0
First-class 40 69 3 3465 337 52.50 6383 54.28 10 13 439 27 43 0
List A 34 34 3 1225 110 39.51 1711 71.59 2 8 99 16 20 4
Twenty20 44 37 6 837 62 27.00 701 119.40 0 6 68 26 16 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 40 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 34 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 44 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Karnataka v Haryana at Mysore, Oct 22-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Karnataka v Jammu & Kashmir at Bangalore, Dec 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, May 2, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
52, 0c/0s RCB v KKR Bangalore 2 May 2016 T20
1c/0s, 51 RCB v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 30 Apr 2016 T20
51*, 1c/0s RCB v Guj Lions Rajkot 24 Apr 2016 T20
7, 0c/1s RCB v Supergiants Pune 22 Apr 2016 T20
23, 0c/0s RCB v Mum Indians Mumbai 20 Apr 2016 T20
22 Karnataka v J + K Bangalore 18 Dec 2015 LA
19* Karnataka v Kerala Bangalore 17 Dec 2015 LA
0c/3s, 42 Karnataka v Jharkhand Alur (2) 15 Dec 2015 LA
8 Karnataka v Gujarat Alur 14 Dec 2015 LA
40 Karnataka v Haryana Bangalore 11 Dec 2015 LA
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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May 2, 2016

KL Rahul raises his bat after getting to his third successive half-century, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Bangalore, May 2, 2016

KL Rahul celebrates his fifty

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May 2, 2016

KL Rahul pulls off the backfoot, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Bangalore, May 2, 2016

KL Rahul pulls off the backfoot

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Apr 30, 2016

Moises Henriques appeals for the wicket of KL Rahul, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Hyderabad, April 30, 2016

Moises Henriques appeals for the wicket of KL Rahul

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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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