Karun Nair      

Full name Karun Kaladharan Nair

Born December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Current age 24 years 152 days

Major teams 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
First-class 32 52 5 2481 328 52.78 4880 50.84 7 10 322 14 21 0
List A 41 40 11 1186 120 40.89 1301 91.16 1 8 114 28 15 0
Twenty20 58 52 7 993 73* 22.06 802 123.81 0 7 104 24 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 32 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 58 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 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 Karnataka v Jammu & Kashmir at Bangalore, Dec 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Delhi Daredevils v Rising Pune Supergiants at Delhi, May 5, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
32 Daredevils v Supergiants Delhi 5 May 2016 T20
- Daredevils v Guj Lions Rajkot 3 May 2016 T20
68 Daredevils v KKR Delhi 30 Apr 2016 T20
9 Daredevils v Guj Lions Delhi 27 Apr 2016 T20
5 Daredevils v Mum Indians Delhi 23 Apr 2016 T20
54* Daredevils v RCB Bangalore 17 Apr 2016 T20
- Daredevils v Kings XI Delhi 15 Apr 2016 T20
3 Daredevils v KKR Kolkata 10 Apr 2016 T20
94, 92 Rest of Ind v Mumbai Mumbai (BS) 6 Mar 2016 FC
0/9, 2 Karnataka v Odisha Cuttack 8 Jan 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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May 5, 2016

Karun Nair pushes down the ground, Delhi Daredevils v Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Delhi, May 5, 2016

Karun Nair pushes down the ground

© BCCI

May 5, 2016

The bat slips out of Karun Nair's grip, Delhi Daredevils v Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Delhi, May 5, 2016

The bat slips out of Karun Nair's grip

© BCCI

Apr 30, 2016

Karun Nair celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Robin Uthappa, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Delhi, April 30, 2016

Karun Nair celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Robin Uthappa

© AFP

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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