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Varun Aaron      

Full name Varun Raymond Aaron

Born October 29, 1989, Singhbhum, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Current age 25 years 307 days

Major teams India, Australian Centre of Excellence, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, India Emerging Players, Jharkhand, Jharkhand Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Varun Raymond Aaron
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 4 34 9 4.25 100 34.00 0 0 4 0 1 0
ODIs 9 3 2 8 6* 8.00 15 53.33 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 33 53 13 555 72 13.87 1210 45.86 0 1 67 10 7 0
List A 21 9 3 91 34 15.16 73 124.65 0 0 7 6 4 0
Twenty20 38 13 7 69 17* 11.50 76 90.78 0 0 5 2 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 11 1069 875 16 3/97 3/97 54.68 4.91 66.8 0 0 0
ODIs 9 9 380 419 11 3/24 3/24 38.09 6.61 34.5 0 0 0
First-class 33 49 5153 3078 85 6/63 8/194 36.21 3.58 60.6 2 3 0
List A 21 21 958 858 34 5/47 5/47 25.23 5.37 28.1 0 2 0
Twenty20 38 36 804 1073 35 3/16 3/16 30.65 8.00 22.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 22-26, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Aug 12-15, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Mumbai, Oct 23, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Nov 2, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Jharkhand v Jammu & Kashmir at Ranchi, Nov 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Aug 12-15, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Assam v Jharkhand at Cuttack, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard
Last List A India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Nov 2, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Jharkhand v Tripura at Dhanbad, Oct 20, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, May 2, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/68, 4, 1/39, 1* India v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015 Test # 2176
2/42, 2, 0/29 Indians v SL Pres. XI Colombo (RPS) 6 Aug 2015 Other
0, 0/41, 1 India A v Australia A Chennai 29 Jul 2015 FC
1/27 India v Bangladesh Fatullah 10 Jun 2015 Test # 2165
0/29 RCB v KKR Bangalore 2 May 2015 T20
- RCB v Royals Bangalore 29 Apr 2015 T20
2/24 RCB v Daredevils Delhi 26 Apr 2015 T20
0/50 RCB v Mum Indians Bangalore 19 Apr 2015 T20
6, 0/36 RCB v Sunrisers Bangalore 13 Apr 2015 T20
1/38 RCB v KKR Kolkata 11 Apr 2015 T20
Profile

In a country starved of genuinely quick bowlers, Varun Aaron grabbed the headlines when he hit 153 kph during the 2010-11 Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat. Hailing from Jharkhand, Aaron has been part of the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai since he was spotted by a talent scout at the age of 15. In his first year with the Jharkhand Under-19 side, he also played for East Zone and was later part of the India Under-19 camp. He grew up admiring Andy Roberts, and pace has been his focus since his teens. This led to two stress fractures of the back soon after he made his Ranji Trophy debut in the 2008-09 season for Jharkhand, but he continues to focus on bowling quick. Possessing a smooth run-up and a repeatable action, Aaron consistently bowls in excess of 140 kph from close to the stumps with decent control. Having earlier been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, he made his IPL debut in 2011 for Delhi Daredevils.

He was part of the India Emerging Players squad that went to Australia in 2011, and after impressing there earned a call-up to the India ODI squad for the series in England. Though he did not get a game on that trip, he made his India debut in Mumbai, when England went over to the subcontinent for a return ODI series in October 2011. He made his Test debut a month later, against West Indies, also in Mumbai.
A back injury kept him out of India's tour to Australia in 2011-12. He bowled in a few matches in the IPL 2012 but the recurrence of the injury put him out of competitive cricket for 15 months. He made a comeback on the tour to New Zealand, playing three ODIs and was also a part of the squad for the Asia Cup. He was named in India's Test squad for the England tour.

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Aug 21, 2015

Umesh Yadav dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne for 1, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day, August 21, 2015

Umesh Yadav dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne for 1

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Aug 14, 2015

Varun Aaron struck with the first ball of the morning, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, August 14, 2015

Varun Aaron struck with the first ball of the morning

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Aug 5, 2015

Mahela Jayawardene has a chat with Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron during India's practice, Colombo, August 5, 2015

Mahela Jayawardene has a chat with Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron during India's practice

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Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Apr 6, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
India v South Africa at Dhaka - Apr 4, 2014
India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs (D/L method)
Pakistan v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
West Indies won by 84 runs
Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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