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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 23 years 298 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 40 69 3 3465 337 52.50 6383 54.28 10 13 439 27 43 0
List A 34 34 3 1225 110 39.51 1711 71.59 2 8 99 16 20 4
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 40 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 34 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 Karnataka v Haryana at Mysore, Oct 22-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Karnataka v Jammu & Kashmir at Bangalore, Dec 18, 2015 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
22 Karnataka v J + K Bangalore 18 Dec 2015 LA
19* Karnataka v Kerala Bangalore 17 Dec 2015 LA
0c/3s, 42 Karnataka v Jharkhand Alur (2) 15 Dec 2015 LA
8 Karnataka v Gujarat Alur 14 Dec 2015 LA
40 Karnataka v Haryana Bangalore 11 Dec 2015 LA
27 Karnataka v Railways Bangalore 10 Dec 2015 LA
72, 43* Ind Pres XI v Sth Africans Mumbai (BS) 30 Oct 2015 Other
63, 0/3, 24 Karnataka v Haryana Mysore 22 Oct 2015 FC
21, 38, 0/1 Karnataka v Vidarbha Bangalore 15 Oct 2015 FC
2, 2 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015 Test # 2179
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

© Associated Press

Tournament Results
Gujarat v Punjab at Indore - Mar 31, 2013
Gujarat won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Baroda v Karnataka at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Baroda won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Delhi v Vidarbha at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Vidarbha won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Punjab v U. Pradesh at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Punjab won by 51 runs
Gujarat v Kerala at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Gujarat won by 90 runs
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