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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 24 years 43 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 Wicketkeeper 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 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 53 44 8 1050 68* 29.16 853 123.09 0 7 86 34 19 4
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 53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Bangalore, May 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s, 11 RCB v Sunrisers Bangalore 29 May 2016 T20
0c/0s, 0 RCB v Guj Lions Bangalore 24 May 2016 T20
2c/0s, 38 RCB v Daredevils Raipur 22 May 2016 T20
16*, 0c/0s RCB v Kings XI Bangalore 18 May 2016 T20
0c/1s RCB v KKR Kolkata 16 May 2016 T20
0c/0s RCB v Guj Lions Bangalore 14 May 2016 T20
68*, 0c/0s RCB v Mum Indians Bangalore 11 May 2016 T20
42, 0c/1s RCB v Kings XI Mohali 9 May 2016 T20
1c/1s, 38 RCB v Supergiants Bangalore 7 May 2016 T20
52, 0c/0s RCB v KKR Bangalore 2 May 2016 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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May 24, 2016

Fans hold up the photos of Royal Challengers Bangalore players: Shane Watson, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, IPL 2016, Qualifier 1, Bangalore, May 24, 2016

Fans hold up the photos of Royal Challengers Bangalore players: Shane Watson, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers

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May 22, 2016

KL Rahul spoons one over Quinton de Kock, Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Raipur, May 22, 2016

KL Rahul spoons one over Quinton de Kock

© BCCI

May 22, 2016

KL Rahul tries the reverse sweep, Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Raipur, May 22, 2016

KL Rahul tries the reverse sweep

© BCCI

Tour Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
WICB Pres XI v Australians at Cave Hill - Apr 2-4, 2012
Australians won by 8 wickets
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Mar 30, 2012
West Indies won by 14 runs
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