Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 25 years 101 days

Major teams India, Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Playing role Opening batsman

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 Insights on test 17 28 1 1200 199 44.44 2127 56.41 4 7 139 11 22 0
ODIs Insights on odi 6 6 2 220 100* 55.00 269 81.78 1 1 18 4 4 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 7 2 280 110* 56.00 186 150.53 1 1 26 11 1 0
First-class 54 91 4 4672 337 53.70 8284 56.39 13 22 591 41 56 0
List A 40 40 5 1445 110 41.28 1980 72.97 3 9 117 20 24 4
T20s Insights on t20 61 51 10 1330 110* 32.43 1039 128.00 1 8 112 45 20 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 54 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 40 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Dharamsala, Mar 25-28, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class India v Australia at Dharamsala, Mar 25-28, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
54 Indians v SL Pres. XI Colombo (CCC) 21 Jul 2017 Other
60, 51* India v Australia Dharamsala 25 Mar 2017 Test # 2258 Insights on
67 India v Australia Ranchi 16 Mar 2017 Test # 2256 Insights on
90, 51 India v Australia Bengaluru 4 Mar 2017 Test # 2251 Insights on
64, 10 India v Australia Pune 23 Feb 2017 Test # 2250 Insights on
2, 10 India v Bangladesh Hyderabad (Deccan) 9 Feb 2017 Test # 2249 Insights on
22 India v England Bengaluru 1 Feb 2017 T20I # 594
71 India v England Nagpur 29 Jan 2017 T20I # 593
8 India v England Kanpur 26 Jan 2017 T20I # 592
11 India v England Kolkata 22 Jan 2017 ODI # 3824 Insights on
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.

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Jul 21, 2017

KL Rahul warmed up with a 58-ball 54, Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Indians, tour match, 1st day, Colombo, July 21, 2017

KL Rahul warmed up with a 58-ball 54

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Mar 28, 2017

KL Rahul is over the moon after hitting the winning runs, India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 4th day, March 28, 2017

KL Rahul is over the moon after hitting the winning runs

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Mar 28, 2017

KL Rahul flicks the ball towards fine leg, India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 4th day, March 28, 2017

KL Rahul flicks the ball towards fine leg

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Galle - Jul 26-30
India 600 & 189/3 (46.3 ov) Sri Lanka 291
Afghan A v India A at Pretoria - Jul 28
Afghan A 149 India A 142/3 (29.2/50 ov, target 150)
2nd Test: England U19 v India U19 at Worcester
Jul 31-Aug 3, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Afghan A v India A at Pretoria
Aug 1, 2017 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC)
Aug 3-7, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
Sth Africa A v India A at Pretoria
Aug 3, 2017 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
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