Varun Aaron      

Full name Varun Raymond Aaron

Born October 29, 1989, Singhbhum, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Current age 25 years 95 days

Major teams India, Australian Centre of Excellence, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, India Emerging Players, Jharkhand, Jharkhand Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Varun Raymond Aaron
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 3 29 9 4.14 87 33.33 0 0 3 0 1 0
ODIs 9 3 2 8 6* 8.00 15 53.33 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 28 46 11 466 72 13.31 1043 44.67 0 1 58 9 7 0
List A 21 9 3 91 34 15.16 73 124.65 0 0 7 6 4 0
Twenty20 30 10 6 51 17* 12.75 56 91.07 0 0 4 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 8 907 741 13 3/97 3/97 57.00 4.90 69.7 0 0 0
ODIs 9 9 380 419 11 3/24 3/24 38.09 6.61 34.5 0 0 0
First-class 28 41 4492 2643 70 5/17 7/53 37.75 3.53 64.1 2 2 0
List A 21 21 958 858 34 5/47 5/47 25.23 5.37 28.1 0 2 0
Twenty20 30 29 652 840 32 3/16 3/16 26.25 7.73 20.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 22-26, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Mumbai, Oct 23, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Nov 2, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Jharkhand v Jammu & Kashmir at Ranchi, Nov 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim, Jan 29-Feb 1, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Assam v Jharkhand at Cuttack, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Nov 2, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Jharkhand v Tripura at Dhanbad, Oct 20, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 20, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4*, 2/56, 0/38 Jharkhand v Goa Porvorim 29 Jan 2015 FC
4, 5/131 Jharkhand v Hyderabad Ranchi 21 Jan 2015 FC
4, 2/145, 3, 0/38 India v Australia Brisbane 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2149
2/136, 3*, 1/43, 1 India v Australia Adelaide 9 Dec 2014 Test # 2148
4/41, 1/28 Indians v CA XI Adelaide 4 Dec 2014 Other
3/80 Indians v CA Inv XI Adelaide 24 Nov 2014 Other
0/26 India v Sri Lanka Cuttack 2 Nov 2014 ODI # 3539
1/51, 14*, 7 East Zone v South Zone Rohtak 22 Oct 2014 FC
2, 2/81, 4* Durham v Warwickshire Birmingham 23 Sep 2014 FC
13, 0/24, 1/3 Durham v Northants Chester-le-Street 15 Sep 2014 FC
Profile

In a country starved of genuinely quick bowlers, Varun Aaron grabbed the headlines when he hit 153 kph during the 2010-11 Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat. Hailing from Jharkhand, Aaron has been part of the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai since he was spotted by a talent scout at the age of 15. In his first year with the Jharkhand Under-19 side, he also played for East Zone and was later part of the India Under-19 camp. He grew up admiring Andy Roberts, and pace has been his focus since his teens. This led to two stress fractures of the back soon after he made his Ranji Trophy debut in the 2008-09 season for Jharkhand, but he continues to focus on bowling quick. Possessing a smooth run-up and a repeatable action, Aaron consistently bowls in excess of 140 kph from close to the stumps with decent control. Having earlier been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, he made his IPL debut in 2011 for Delhi Daredevils.

He was part of the India Emerging Players squad that went to Australia in 2011, and after impressing there earned a call-up to the India ODI squad for the series in England. Though he did not get a game on that trip, he made his India debut in Mumbai, when England went over to the subcontinent for a return ODI series in October 2011. He made his Test debut a month later, against West Indies, also in Mumbai.
A back injury kept him out of India's tour to Australia in 2011-12. He bowled in a few matches in the IPL 2012 but the recurrence of the injury put him out of competitive cricket for 15 months. He made a comeback on the tour to New Zealand, playing three ODIs and was also a part of the squad for the Asia Cup. He was named in India's Test squad for the England tour.

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Dec 19, 2014

MS Dhoni talks to Varun Aaron as India went to pieces, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day, December 19, 2014

MS Dhoni talks to Varun Aaron as India went to pieces

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Dec 19, 2014

Varun Aaron celebrates Brad Haddin's wicket, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day, December 19, 2014

Varun Aaron celebrates Brad Haddin's wicket

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Dec 12, 2014

Varun Aaron and David Warner exchange words after Warner's recall, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 4th day, December 12, 2014

Varun Aaron and David Warner exchange words after Warner's recall

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Assam won by 10 wickets
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai won by 169 runs
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Match drawn
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand won by 8 wickets
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Match drawn
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
Match drawn
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala won by 9 wickets
Group C: Andhra v Goa in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: Baroda v Tamil Nadu in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Gujarat v Haryana in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group C: Hyderabad v H. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group C: Kerala v Assam in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: M. Pradesh v Bengal in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Maharashtra v Vidarbha in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: Mumbai v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Odisha v Saurashtra in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Punjab v Delhi in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: Railways v U. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group C: Services v Jharkhand in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
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