Karun Nair      

Full name Karun Kaladharan Nair

Born December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Current age 24 years 232 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 32 52 5 2481 328 52.78 4880 50.84 7 10 322 14 21 0
List A 43 42 11 1232 120 39.74 1389 88.69 1 8 120 28 15 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 32 32 777 421 8 2/11 2/35 52.62 3.25 97.1 0 0 0
List A 43 21 576 466 10 2/16 2/16 46.60 4.85 57.6 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 Mumbai v Rest of India at Mumbai (BS), Mar 6-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Goa v Karnataka at Bangalore, Feb 20, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 13, 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
39 India v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
7 India v Zimbabwe Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
11 Daredevils v RCB Raipur 22 May 2016 T20
83* Daredevils v Sunrisers Raipur 20 May 2016 T20
41 Daredevils v Supergiants Visakhapatnam 17 May 2016 T20
8 Daredevils v Mum Indians Visakhapatnam 15 May 2016 T20
20 Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 May 2016 T20
23 Daredevils v Kings XI Mohali 7 May 2016 T20
32 Daredevils v Supergiants Delhi 5 May 2016 T20
- Daredevils v Guj Lions Rajkot 3 May 2016 T20
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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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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Jun 13, 2016

A dejected Karun Nair walks back after scoring 39, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, June 13, 2016

A dejected Karun Nair walks back after scoring 39

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Jun 13, 2016

KL Rahul and Karun Nair in a mid-pitch conversation, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, June 13, 2016

KL Rahul and Karun Nair in a mid-pitch conversation

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Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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