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Varun Aaron      

Full name Varun Raymond Aaron

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

Current age 24 years 170 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 medium-fast

Varun Raymond Aaron
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 6 4 6.00 19 31.57 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 8 3 2 8 6* 8.00 15 53.33 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 19 31 6 395 72 15.80 870 45.40 0 1 50 9 5 0
List A 20 9 3 91 34 15.16 73 124.65 0 0 7 6 4 0
Twenty20 21 7 3 16 6* 4.00 22 72.72 0 0 2 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 192 129 3 3/106 3/129 43.00 4.03 64.0 0 0 0
ODIs 8 8 355 393 11 3/24 3/24 35.72 6.64 32.2 0 0 0
First-class 19 28 3137 1647 49 5/17 7/53 33.61 3.15 64.0 2 1 0
List A 20 20 933 832 34 5/47 5/47 24.47 5.35 27.4 0 2 0
Twenty20 21 20 450 550 17 2/6 2/6 32.35 7.33 26.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 22-26, 2011 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Mumbai, Oct 23, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v India at Fatullah, Feb 26, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Jharkhand v Jammu & Kashmir at Ranchi, Nov 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Jharkhand v Punjab at Dhanbad, Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Assam v Jharkhand at Cuttack, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Jharkhand v Services at Kolkata, Mar 12, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Jharkhand v Tripura at Dhanbad, Oct 20, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Delhi T20 v Bangalore T20 at Sharjah, Apr 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/9 Bangalore v Delhi T20 Sharjah 17 Apr 2014 T20
0/13 India v England Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
1/18 India v Sri Lanka Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
10, 0/37 Jharkhand v Services Kolkata 12 Mar 2014 LA
1/74 India v Bangladesh Fatullah 26 Feb 2014 ODI # 3474
0/0, 34 MRF v State Bank of Travancore Nagpur 18 Feb 2014 Other OD
3/52, 7 MRF v ONGC Nagpur 17 Feb 2014 Other OD
3/81, 8 MRF v C A G Nagpur 16 Feb 2014 Other OD
2/60, 0 India v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 2014 ODI # 3467
1/51 India v New Zealand Hamilton 28 Jan 2014 ODI # 3465
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.

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Apr 17, 2014

Varun Aaron celebrates Manoj Tiwary's wicket, Bangalore v Delhi, Indian T20 League, Sharjah, April 17, 2014

Varun Aaron celebrates Manoj Tiwary's wicket

© BCCI

Feb 26, 2014

Mushfiqur Rahim lies in pain after being struck by a beamer, Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup 2014, Fatullah, February 26, 2014

Mushfiqur Rahim lies in pain after being struck by a beamer

© AFP

Feb 24, 2014

Varun Aaron and Bhuvneshwar Kumar warm up, Mirpur, February 24, 2014

Varun Aaron and Bhuvneshwar Kumar warm up

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
Delhi v Bangalore at Sharjah - Apr 17
Bangalore won by 8 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Chennai v Mohali at Abu Dhabi
Apr 18, 2014 (14:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Hyderabad v Jaipur at Abu Dhabi
Apr 18, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Bangalore v Mumbai at Dubai (DSC)
Apr 19, 2014 (14:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Kolkata v Delhi at Dubai (DSC)
Apr 19, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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