Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 24 years 277 days

Major teams India, 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 12 19 0 795 199 41.84 1408 56.46 4 1 87 9 19 0
ODIs 5 5 2 209 100* 69.66 258 81.00 1 1 17 3 3 0
T20Is 5 4 2 179 110* 89.50 112 159.82 1 0 17 8 1 0
First-class 49 82 3 4267 337 54.01 7565 56.40 13 16 539 39 53 0
List A 39 39 5 1434 110 42.17 1969 72.82 3 9 116 19 23 4
Twenty20 58 48 10 1229 110* 32.34 965 127.35 1 7 103 42 20 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 49 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 39 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Cuttack, Jan 19, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v India at Lauderhill, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Dec 23-24, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v England at Cuttack, Jan 19, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 West Indies v India at Lauderhill, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 India v England Cuttack 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3821
8 India v England Pune 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3819
4, 77 Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Visakhapatnam 23 Dec 2016 FC
199 India v England Chennai 16 Dec 2016 Test # 2241
24 India v England Mumbai 8 Dec 2016 Test # 2239
0, 10 India v England Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016 Test # 2235
76, 106 Karnataka v Rajasthan Vizianagaram 13 Nov 2016 FC
32, 38 India v New Zealand Kanpur 22 Sep 2016 Test # 2221
- India v West Indies Lauderhill 28 Aug 2016 T20I # 563
110* India v West Indies Lauderhill 27 Aug 2016 T20I # 562
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.

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Dec 20, 2016

KL Rahul put down a difficult chance at short leg off the face of Keaton Jennings' bat, India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day, December 20, 2016

KL Rahul put down a difficult chance at short leg off the face of Keaton Jennings' bat

© Associated Press

Dec 18, 2016

KL Rahul sinks to his knees after missing a double-century, India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 3rd day, December 18, 2016

KL Rahul sinks to his knees after missing a double-century

© Associated Press

Dec 18, 2016

Ben Stokes came up to KL Rahul to offer a handshake after he was dismissed, India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 3rd day, December 18, 2016

Ben Stokes came up to KL Rahul to offer a handshake after he was dismissed

© 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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