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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 25 years 218 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 20 32 1 1421 199 45.83 2470 57.53 4 10 162 11 25 0
ODIs Insights on odi 10 9 2 248 100* 35.42 307 80.78 1 1 20 4 5 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 8 2 304 110* 50.66 204 149.01 1 1 29 11 1 0
First-class 59 99 4 5021 337 52.85 8839 56.80 13 26 627 43 61 0
List A 44 43 5 1473 110 38.76 2018 72.99 3 9 119 20 25 4
T20s Insights on t20 62 52 10 1354 110* 32.23 1057 128.09 1 8 115 45 20 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 59 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 44 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 62 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Nov 16-20, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 31, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 6, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Nov 16-20, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 31, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 6, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 79 India v Sri Lanka Kolkata 16 Nov 2017 Test # 2281 Insights on
9, 92 Karnataka v Delhi Alur (2) 9 Nov 2017 FC
4, 23 Karnataka v Hyderabad Shimoga 24 Oct 2017 FC
68 Ind Pres XI v N Zealanders Mumbai (BS) 17 Oct 2017 Other OD
24 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6 Sep 2017 T20I # 618
7 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 31 Aug 2017 ODI # 3908 Insights on
17 India v Sri Lanka Pallekele 27 Aug 2017 ODI # 3907 Insights on
4 India v Sri Lanka Pallekele 24 Aug 2017 ODI # 3906 Insights on
- India v Sri Lanka Dambulla 20 Aug 2017 ODI # 3905 Insights on
85 India v Sri Lanka Pallekele 12 Aug 2017 Test # 2269 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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Nov 20, 2017

KL Rahul was bowled by Suranga Lakmal for 74, India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 5th day, November 20, 2017

KL Rahul was bowled by Suranga Lakmal for 74

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Nov 19, 2017

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul shared a 166-run opening stand, India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, 4th Day, Kolkata, 19 November, 2017

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul shared a 166-run opening stand

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Nov 19, 2017

KL Rahul leans into a drive, India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day, November 19, 2017

KL Rahul leans into a drive

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