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Karun Nair      

Full name Karun Kaladharan Nair

Born December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Current age 24 years 268 days

Major teams India, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Karnataka State Cricket Association XI, Karnataka Under-15s, Karnataka Under-19s, Mangalore United, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Karun Kaladharan Nair
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 2 2 0 46 39 23.00 88 52.27 0 0 6 0 0 0
First-class 32 52 5 2481 328 52.78 4880 50.84 7 10 322 14 21 0
List A 48 47 11 1357 120 37.69 1554 87.32 1 9 132 28 16 0
Twenty20 64 58 8 1179 83* 23.58 964 122.30 0 8 122 28 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 32 32 777 421 8 2/11 2/35 52.62 3.25 97.1 0 0 0
List A 48 22 588 479 10 2/16 2/16 47.90 4.88 58.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 64 6 48 55 2 1/3 1/3 27.50 6.87 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 13, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Karnataka v Punjab at Hubballi, Dec 14-17, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Mumbai v Rest of India at Mumbai (BS), Mar 6-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Goa v Karnataka at Bangalore, Feb 20, 2012 scorecard
Last List A National Performance Squad v India A at Mackay, Aug 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Raipur, May 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14 India A v NPS Mackay 27 Aug 2016 LA
15 India A v Sth Africa A Mackay 25 Aug 2016 LA
72 India A v NPS Townsville 21 Aug 2016 LA
0/13, 17 India A v Sth Africa A Townsville 17 Aug 2016 LA
7 India A v Australia A Townsville 14 Aug 2016 LA
39 India v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
7 India v Zimbabwe Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
11 Daredevils v RCB Raipur 22 May 2016 T20
83* Daredevils v Sunrisers Raipur 20 May 2016 T20
41 Daredevils v Supergiants Visakhapatnam 17 May 2016 T20
Profile

Karnataka batsman Karun Nair had an outstanding debut first-class season in 2013-14, becoming an instrumental part of the side that swept the Ranji and Irani titles. He hit centuries in three successive Ranji matches, including the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, and also hit the winning six that ended Karnataka's 15-year-wait for a Ranji title.

Nair had shown promise early on, deemed good enough to make the Karnataka Under-19s team when he was 15, and steadily climbed the rungs before making the Ranji side in his early 20s. In 2014 he was signed by IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, where he established himself in the XI, sometimes even opening the batting with Shane Watson.

Consistent performances for Karnataka and India A earned him an India call-up in 2015, when he joined the Test squad in Sri Lanka as a replacement to M Vijay - though he did not debut. In the 2016 IPL auction, Nair cashed in big time, selling for Rs 4 crore to Delhi Daredevils - 40 times his base price of Rs 10 lakh.
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Jun 13, 2016

Karun Nair steers the ball to the off side, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, June 13, 2016

Karun Nair steers the ball to the off side

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Jun 13, 2016

A dejected Karun Nair walks back after scoring 39, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, June 13, 2016

A dejected Karun Nair walks back after scoring 39

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Jun 13, 2016

KL Rahul and Karun Nair in a mid-pitch conversation, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, June 13, 2016

KL Rahul and Karun Nair in a mid-pitch conversation

© Associated Press

Tournament Results
Mumbai v Saurashtra at Mumbai - Jan 26-28, 2013
Mumbai won by an innings and 125 runs
Services v Mumbai at Delhi - Jan 16-21, 2013
Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
Saurashtra v Punjab at Rajkot - Jan 16-20, 2013
Saurashtra won by 229 runs
Jharkhand v Punjab at Jamshedpur - Jan 6-10, 2013
Match drawn (Punjab won on 1st innings)
Mumbai v Baroda at Mumbai - Jan 6-10, 2013
Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
Saurashtra v Karnataka at Rajkot - Jan 6-10, 2013
Match drawn (Saurashtra won on 1st innings)
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