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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 22 years 288 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 2 4 0 130 110 32.50 315 41.26 1 0 16 1 1 0
First-class 30 50 3 2319 185 49.34 4540 51.07 7 9 289 16 29 0
List A 28 28 2 1067 110 41.03 1455 73.33 2 8 83 15 17 1
Twenty20 30 24 2 511 62 23.22 456 112.06 0 3 41 13 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 30 6 108 64 0 - - - 3.55 - 0 0 0
List A 28 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 6-10, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Karnataka v Baroda at Mysore, Jan 21-24, 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 Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
89, 0 Karnataka v Baroda Mysore 21 Jan 2015 FC
110, 16 India v Australia Sydney 6 Jan 2015 Test # 2156
3, 1 India v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2152
53 Karnataka v Hyderabad Hyderabad (Deccan) 11 Nov 2014 LA
67 Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Secunderabad 10 Nov 2014 LA
5 Karnataka v Goa Secunderabad 8 Nov 2014 LA
17 Karnataka v Andhra Secunderabad 7 Nov 2014 LA
185, 130 South Zone v Central Zone Delhi 29 Oct 2014 FC
21 South Zone v East Zone Rohtak 22 Oct 2014 FC
106*, 0/8 Hubli Tigers v Rockstars Hubli 10 Sep 2014 Other 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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Jan 30, 2015

KL Rahul celebrates after scoring his maiden triple-century, Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group A, 8th round, 2nd day, Bangalore, January 30, 2015

KL Rahul celebrates after scoring his maiden triple-century

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Jan 29, 2015

KL Rahul's unbeaten 150 built a solid platform for Karnataka, Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group A, 8th round, 1st day, Bangalore, January 29, 2015

KL Rahul's unbeaten 150 built a solid platform for Karnataka

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Jan 8, 2015

Mitchell Starc prepares to catch KL Rahul's top-edged pull, Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day, January 8, 2015

Mitchell Starc prepares to catch KL Rahul's top-edged pull

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Tournament Results
Assam v Delhi at Visakhapatnam - Mar 3, 2013
Delhi won by 75 runs
Assam v Kerala at Visakhapatnam - Mar 2, 2013
Assam won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Bengal v Delhi at Visakhapatnam - Mar 2, 2013
Delhi won by 6 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
Assam v Mumbai at Visakhapatnam - Feb 28, 2013
Assam won by 27 runs
Bengal v Karnataka at Visakhapatnam - Feb 28, 2013
Bengal won by 10 wickets (with 129 balls remaining)
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