Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 23 years 137 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 5 10 0 256 110 25.60 539 47.49 2 0 29 2 10 0
First-class 38 65 3 3319 337 53.53 6055 54.81 10 12 421 26 41 0
List A 28 28 2 1067 110 41.03 1455 73.33 2 8 83 15 17 1
Twenty20 39 32 5 653 62 24.18 582 112.19 0 3 49 18 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 38 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 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 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 Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 2 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015 Test # 2179
108, 2 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
7, 5 India v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015 Test # 2176
43, 47 Indians v SL Pres. XI Colombo (RPS) 6 Aug 2015 Other
96, 29 India A v Australia A Chennai 22 Jul 2015 FC
25 Sunrisers v Mum Indians Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 May 2015 T20
- Sunrisers v RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 15 May 2015 T20
17* Sunrisers v Kings XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 11 May 2015 T20
25 Sunrisers v Mum Indians Mumbai 25 Apr 2015 T20
0* Sunrisers v KKR Visakhapatnam 22 Apr 2015 T20
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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Aug 30, 2015

The slip cordon enjoyed some mixed luck in the morning session, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day, August 30, 2015

The slip cordon enjoyed some mixed luck in the morning session

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Aug 22, 2015

KL Rahul loses his off stump, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, August 22, 2015

KL Rahul loses his off stump

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Aug 20, 2015

Fly Rahul fly: KL Rahul dives to complete the  second run to reach three figures, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, Colombo, 1st day, August 20, 2015

Fly Rahul fly: KL Rahul dives to complete the second run to reach three figures

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group B: Andhra v Mumbai in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group A: Assam v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group C: Goa v Hyderabad in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group C: J + K v Kerala in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group A: Maharashtra v Haryana in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group B: Punjab v Railways in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group A: Rajasthan v Delhi in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group C: Saurashtra v Tripura in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group C: Services v Jharkhand in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group B: Tamil Nadu v Baroda in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group B: U. Pradesh v M. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
Group A: Vidarbha v Odisha in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 09:15 EDT | 08:15 CDT | 06:15 PDT)
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