Full name Nitish Rana
Born December 27, 1993, Delhi
Current age 23 years 26 days
Major teams Delhi, Mumbai Indians
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Delhi v Vidarbha at Delhi, Oct 8-11, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Delhi v Saurashtra at Vadodara, Dec 7-10, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Assam v Delhi at Visakhapatnam, Mar 3, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Delhi v Gujarat at Bangalore, Dec 28, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Delhi v Vidarbha at Indore, Mar 30, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians at Kanpur, May 21, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/1, 8, 2/33, 10||Delhi||v Saurashtra||Vadodara||7 Dec 2016||FC|
|27||Delhi||v Vidarbha||Chennai||29 Nov 2016||FC|
|24, 31||Delhi||v Rajasthan||Wayanad||21 Nov 2016||FC|
|0/30, 19, 49||Delhi||v Jharkhand||Thumba||5 Nov 2016||FC|
|1/22, 5, 0/6||Delhi||v Odisha||Mohali||27 Oct 2016||FC|
|13, 28||Delhi||v Karnataka||Kolkata||20 Oct 2016||FC|
|0/41, 44, 0/2||Delhi||v Maharashtra||Mumbai||13 Oct 2016||FC|
|146||Delhi||v Assam||Vadodara||6 Oct 2016||FC|
|-||India Red||v India Blue||Greater Noida||29 Aug 2016||FC|
|70||Mum Indians||v Guj Lions||Kanpur||21 May 2016||T20|
An aggressive left-handed batsman who bowls part-time offspin, Nitish Rana was one of the shining lights for Delhi in an otherwise dark 2015-16 season, which was plagued by off-field controversies. He struck 299 runs and 21 sixes - the most by any batsman in the tournament - in Delhi's run to the semi-final of the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Out of the 21 sixes, eight came in an innings of 97 off 40 balls against Andhra.
Rana made his List A and T20 debuts for Delhi in the 2012-13 season but played his first Ranji Trophy match only in the 2015-16 season. He had an impressive debut first-class season. He ran out Wasim Jaffer for a duck and made a half-century on debut against Vidarbha and finished the season as Delhi's highest run-getter, with 557 runs at 50.63, including a century and three fifties. Rana attributed his big-hitting prowess to his stint with Mumbai Indians. He was bought by the franchise in the 2015 auction for INR 10 lakh but did not play a game in the IPL 2015. He was retained by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2016 auction.
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