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Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 22 years 247 days

Major teams Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad

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
First-class 27 44 3 2100 185 51.21 4065 51.66 6 8 263 14 27 0
List A 28 28 2 1067 110 41.03 1455 73.33 2 8 83 15 17 1
Twenty20 30 24 2 511 62 23.22 456 112.06 0 3 41 13 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 27 6 108 64 0 - - - 3.55 - 0 0 0
List A 28 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Central Zone v South Zone at Delhi, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
53 Karnataka v Hyderabad Hyderabad (Deccan) 11 Nov 2014 LA
67 Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Secunderabad 10 Nov 2014 LA
5 Karnataka v Goa Secunderabad 8 Nov 2014 LA
17 Karnataka v Andhra Secunderabad 7 Nov 2014 LA
185, 130 South Zone v Central Zone Delhi 29 Oct 2014 FC
21 South Zone v East Zone Rohtak 22 Oct 2014 FC
106*, 0/8 Hubli Tigers v Rockstars Hubli 10 Sep 2014 Other T20
36 Hubli Tigers v Bulls Hubli 9 Sep 2014 Other T20
64 Hubli Tigers v Mangalore Bangalore 6 Sep 2014 Other T20
91 Hubli Tigers v Bellary Mysore 3 Sep 2014 Other 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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Jul 9, 2014

KL Rahul plays from deep within the crease, Australia A v India A, 1st unofficial Test, Brisbane, 4th day, July 9, 2014

KL Rahul plays from deep within the crease

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Jul 9, 2014

KL Rahul with a broken bat, Australia A v India A, 1st unofficial Test, Brisbane, 4th day, July 9, 2014

KL Rahul with a broken bat

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Jul 6, 2014

KL Rahul swerves to avoid a short delivery, Australia A v India A, 1st unofficial Test, Brisbane, 1st day, July 6, 2014

KL Rahul swerves to avoid a short delivery

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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