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Karun Nair      

Full name Karun Kaladharan Nair

Born December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Current age 24 years 171 days

Major teams 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
First-class 32 52 5 2481 328 52.78 4880 50.84 7 10 322 14 21 0
List A 41 40 11 1186 120 40.89 1301 91.16 1 8 114 28 15 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
First-class 32 32 777 421 8 2/11 2/35 52.62 3.25 97.1 0 0 0
List A 41 21 576 466 10 2/16 2/16 46.60 4.85 57.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 64 6 48 55 2 1/3 1/3 27.50 6.87 24.0 0 0 0
Career 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 Karnataka v Jammu & Kashmir at Bangalore, Dec 18, 2015 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
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
8 Daredevils v Mum Indians Visakhapatnam 15 May 2016 T20
20 Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 May 2016 T20
23 Daredevils v Kings XI Mohali 7 May 2016 T20
32 Daredevils v Supergiants Delhi 5 May 2016 T20
- Daredevils v Guj Lions Rajkot 3 May 2016 T20
68 Daredevils v KKR Delhi 30 Apr 2016 T20
9 Daredevils v Guj Lions Delhi 27 Apr 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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May 20, 2016

Karun Nair pulls away powerfully, Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Raipur, May 20, 2016

Karun Nair pulls away powerfully

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May 20, 2016

Karun Nair cuts through point, Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Raipur, May 20, 2016

Karun Nair cuts through point

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May 20, 2016

Karun Nair shapes for a slog sweep, Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Raipur, May 20, 2016

Karun Nair shapes for a slog sweep

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Tournament Results
Karnataka v Railways at Kolkata - Mar 16, 2014
Karnataka won by 4 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Mar 14, 2014
Railways won by 5 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
Jharkhand v Karnataka at Kolkata - Mar 14, 2014
Karnataka won by 21 runs
Punjab v Railways at Kolkata - Mar 12, 2014
Railways won by 137 runs
Jharkhand v Services at Kolkata - Mar 12, 2014
Jharkhand won by 25 runs
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