Karun Nair      

Full name Karun Kaladharan Nair

Born December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Current age 24 years 70 days

Major teams 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

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
First-class 31 50 5 2295 328 51.00 4556 50.37 7 8 304 14 21 0
List A 41 40 11 1186 120 40.89 1301 91.16 1 8 114 28 15 0
Twenty20 50 46 6 822 73* 20.55 667 123.23 0 5 82 22 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 31 32 777 421 8 2/11 2/35 52.62 3.25 97.1 0 0 0
List A 41 21 576 466 10 2/16 2/16 46.60 4.85 57.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 50 6 48 55 2 1/3 1/3 27.50 6.87 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Karnataka v Punjab at Hubballi, Dec 14-17, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Maharashtra v Karnataka at Pune, Dec 1-4, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Goa v Karnataka at Bangalore, Feb 20, 2012 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 Karnataka v Odisha at Cuttack, Jan 8, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/9, 2 Karnataka v Odisha Cuttack 8 Jan 2016 T20
4 Karnataka v U. Pradesh Cuttack 4 Jan 2016 T20
16 Karnataka v Mumbai Cuttack 3 Jan 2016 T20
12, 0/8 Karnataka v Services Cuttack 2 Jan 2016 T20
18 Karnataka v J + K Bangalore 18 Dec 2015 LA
24* Karnataka v Kerala Bangalore 17 Dec 2015 LA
2/35, 24 Karnataka v Jharkhand Alur (2) 15 Dec 2015 LA
8, 0/30 Karnataka v Gujarat Alur 14 Dec 2015 LA
0 Karnataka v Haryana Bangalore 11 Dec 2015 LA
20 Karnataka v Railways Bangalore 10 Dec 2015 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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Oct 4, 2015

Karun Nair unsuccessfully appeals for an lbw, Assam v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group A, Guwahati, 4th day, October 4, 2015

Karun Nair unsuccessfully appeals for an lbw

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Sep 22, 2015

Axar Patel and Karun Nair at India's conditioning camp in Bangalore, September 22, 2015

Axar Patel and Karun Nair at India's conditioning camp in Bangalore

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Aug 27, 2015

Karun Nair takes part in a fielding session, Colombo, August 27, 2015

Karun Nair takes part in a fielding session

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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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