Full Name

Kiran Shah Carlson

Born

May 16, 1998, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

Age

26y 68d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium, Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

Education

Whitchurch High School

An explosive batsman with a strong, wristy game, Kiran Carlson became the youngest player to score a first-class century for Glamorgan - at 18 years and 119 days - in 2016, and in the process became the club's most promising young player.

His previous best score in four innings had been 10, all adding to the unpredictability of a day that started late because Glamorgan's kit van was stuck in traffic on the A12. His introduction to county cricket had begun with 5 for 28 on debut with his offspin on a dry Northampton pitch a couple of weeks earlier but his hundred, eclipsing that of Mike Llewellyn in 1972, was less of a surprise. Batting at No. 6, he produced several stylish drives and cuts.

He studied engineering at Cardiff University, but combined his degree with cricket, scoring a career-best 191 against Gloucestershire at the end of the 2017 season. The following year looked likely to be his breakthrough, as he slammed a quickfire Championship ton and shone in the T20 middle order, with a televised 58 off 32 balls in a win at The Oval the highlight. But his form fell away dramatically in 2019 - after an early-season hundred on a featherbed against Northants, he failed to make another half-century for the first team and lost his place in all formats.

The abbreviated 2020 season was another shocker: 109 runs in eight Bob Willis Trophy innings, and 23 in five hits in the T20 Blast. But at the start of 2021, with his degree nearing its end, he made twin tons against Sussex in the second Championship game of the season and was the second-leading scorer in the country after six rounds of fixtures. He remained proactive and positive, and appeared to have developed his off-side game.


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Kiran Carlson Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC8915410498519234.61801962.16122465823380
List A4644311818228.80121297.4401012520170
T20s73673139813521.84978142.941512961260

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC895230571913345/285/7856.263.7589.9010
List A4615569550184/414/4130.555.7931.6200
T20s735336122/132/1330.5011.0916.5000

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Photos of Kiran Carlson

Kiran Carlson made his fourth hundred of the summer
Kiran Carlson rolls out the reverse-sweep
Kiran Carlson tucks the ball to leg
Kiran Carlson holds the Royal London trophy aloft
Kiran Carlson led the way with 82
Kiran Carlson pulls on his way to a century