Lokesh Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 25 years 275 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 22 35 1 1442 199 42.41 2533 56.92 4 10 165 11 27 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 12 11 2 458 110* 50.88 310 147.74 1 3 41 20 3 0
First-class 61 102 4 5042 337 51.44 8902 56.63 13 26 630 43 63 0
List A 44 43 5 1473 110 38.76 2018 72.99 3 9 119 20 25 4
T20s Insights on t20 65 55 10 1508 110* 33.51 1163 129.66 1 10 127 54 22 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 61 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 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v India at Centurion, Jan 13-17, 2018 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 India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v India at Centurion, Jan 13-17, 2018 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 India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10, 4 India v South Africa Centurion 13 Jan 2018 Test # 2293 Insights on
4 India v Sri Lanka Mumbai 24 Dec 2017 T20I # 635
89 India v Sri Lanka Indore 22 Dec 2017 T20I # 634
61 India v Sri Lanka Cuttack 20 Dec 2017 T20I # 633
7 India v Sri Lanka Nagpur 24 Nov 2017 Test # 2283 Insights on
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
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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Jan 12, 2018

KL Rahul at a practice session, South Africa v India, Centurion, January 12, 2018

KL Rahul at a practice session

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Dec 22, 2017

KL Rahul scored a 49-ball 89, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Indore, December 22, 2017

KL Rahul scored a 49-ball 89

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Dec 22, 2017

Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul stitched together a 165-run partnership, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Indore, December 22, 2017

Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul stitched together a 165-run partnership

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