Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 23 years 0 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

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 2 4 0 130 110 32.50 315 41.26 1 0 16 1 1 0
First-class 34 57 3 3068 337 56.81 5601 54.77 9 11 390 24 31 0
List A 28 28 2 1067 110 41.03 1455 73.33 2 8 83 15 17 1
Twenty20 33 27 3 562 62 23.41 497 113.07 0 3 46 14 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 34 7 144 79 0 - - - 3.29 - 0 0 0
List A 28 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 33 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 6-10, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai, Mar 8-12, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals at Visakhapatnam, Apr 16, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Sunrisers v Royals Visakhapatnam 16 Apr 2015 T20
44* Sunrisers v RCB Bangalore 13 Apr 2015 T20
5 Sunrisers v Super Kings Chennai 11 Apr 2015 T20
188 Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Mumbai 8 Mar 2015 FC
15, 2 Karnataka v Mumbai Bangalore 25 Feb 2015 FC
91, 73, 0/15 Karnataka v Assam Indore 16 Feb 2015 FC
337, 43 Karnataka v U. Pradesh Bangalore 29 Jan 2015 FC
89, 0 Karnataka v Baroda Mysore 21 Jan 2015 FC
110, 16 India v Australia Sydney 6 Jan 2015 Test # 2156
3, 1 India v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2152
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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Latest Photos

Apr 13, 2015

KL Rahul executes the pull, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2015, Bangalore, April 13, 2015

KL Rahul executes the pull

© BCCI

Mar 9, 2015

Karun Nair and KL Rahul put on 239 runs for the sixth wicket, Karnataka v Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy 2014-15, final, second day, Mumbai, March 9, 2015

Karun Nair and KL Rahul put on 239 runs for the sixth wicket

© PTI

Mar 9, 2015

KL Rahul plays the drive,  Karnataka v Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy 2014-15, final, first day, Mumbai, March 9, 2015

KL Rahul plays the drive

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Tournament Results
KKR v Kings XI at Bangalore - Jun 1, 2014
KKR won by 3 wickets
Super Kings v Kings XI at Mumbai - May 30, 2014
Kings XI won by 24 runs
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Mumbai (BS) - May 28, 2014
Super Kings won by 7 wickets
Kings XI v KKR at Kolkata - May 27-28, 2014
KKR won by 28 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Mumbai - May 25, 2014
Mum Indians won by 5 wickets
Kings XI v Daredevils at Mohali - May 25, 2014
Kings XI won by 7 wickets
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