Varun Aaron      

Full name Varun Raymond Aaron

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

Current age 24 years 273 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 1 2 1 6 4 6.00 19 31.57 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 8 3 2 8 6* 8.00 15 53.33 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 19 31 6 395 72 15.80 870 45.40 0 1 50 9 5 0
List A 20 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 1 2 192 129 3 3/106 3/129 43.00 4.03 64.0 0 0 0
ODIs 8 8 355 393 11 3/24 3/24 35.72 6.64 32.2 0 0 0
First-class 19 28 3137 1647 49 5/17 7/53 33.61 3.15 64.0 2 1 0
List A 20 20 933 832 34 5/47 5/47 24.47 5.35 27.4 0 2 0
Twenty20 30 29 652 840 32 3/16 3/16 26.25 7.73 20.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 22-26, 2011 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Mumbai, Oct 23, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v India at Fatullah, Feb 26, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Jharkhand v Jammu & Kashmir at Ranchi, Nov 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Jharkhand v Punjab at Dhanbad, Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Assam v Jharkhand at Cuttack, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Jharkhand v Services at Kolkata, Mar 12, 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
0/45 Indians v Derbyshire Derby 1 Jul 2014 Other
0/31 Indians v Leics Leicester 26 Jun 2014 Other
2/36 RCB v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 May 2014 T20
2/29 RCB v Super Kings Ranchi 18 May 2014 T20
0/41 RCB v Royals Bangalore 11 May 2014 T20
1/35, 17* RCB v Kings XI Bangalore 9 May 2014 T20
1/41, 7* RCB v Mum Indians Mumbai 6 May 2014 T20
2/33 RCB v Sunrisers Bangalore 4 May 2014 T20
11*, 2/29 RCB v Kings XI Dubai (DSC) 28 Apr 2014 T20
3/16 RCB v KKR Sharjah 24 Apr 2014 T20
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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Jul 8, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Aaron put some work on the ball, Trent Bridge, July 8, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Aaron put some work on the ball

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Jul 1, 2014

Varun Aaron climbs into his delivery stride, Derbyshire v Indians, Tour match, Derby, 1st day, July 1, 2014

Varun Aaron climbs into his delivery stride

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Jun 25, 2014

India's pace-bowling group does the hard yards, Leicester, June 25, 2014

India's pace-bowling group does the hard yards

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d India 41/1
NPS v India A at Darwin - Jul 29
India A won by 3 wickets (with 61 balls remaining)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
4th Investec Test: England v India at Manchester
Aug 7-11, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Only Test: Eng Women v India Women at Wormsley
Aug 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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