Arun Karthik      

Full name Konda Bhaskir Arun Karthik

Born February 15, 1986, Walajapet, Tamil Nadu

Current age 34 years 348 days

Major teams Badureliya Sports Club, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Siechem Madurai Panthers, Tamil Nadu

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Konda Bhaskir Arun Karthik
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 83 135 12 4477 151 36.39 8379 53.43 9 23 539 46 124 3
List A 70 64 9 1772 106* 32.21 1932 91.71 1 10 169 35 34 0
T20s 82 70 14 1138 76* 20.32 931 122.23 0 5 101 35 59 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 83 9 132 93 2 1/0 1/0 46.50 4.22 66.0 0 0 0
List A 70 11 192 145 6 2/9 2/9 24.16 4.53 32.0 0 0 0
T20s 82 2 24 44 2 1/13 1/13 22.00 11.00 12.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Bengaluru, Nov 10-13, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Puducherry v Nagaland at Puducherry, Feb 12-15, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Katunayake, Nov 14, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Karnataka v Puducherry at Bengaluru, Oct 20, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Kerala v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Sep 25, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Tamil Nadu v Himachal Pradesh at Ahmedabad, Jan 26, 2021 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Tamil Nadu v H. Pradesh Ahmedabad 26 Jan 2021 T20
30 Tamil Nadu v Bengal Kolkata 18 Jan 2021 T20
16 Tamil Nadu v Hyderabad Kolkata 16 Jan 2021 T20
28* Tamil Nadu v Odisha Kolkata 14 Jan 2021 T20
- Tamil Nadu v Assam Kolkata 12 Jan 2021 T20
0 Tamil Nadu v Jharkhand Kolkata 10 Jan 2021 T20
98 Puducherry v Nagaland Puducherry 12 Feb 2020 FC
32 Puducherry v Manipur Kolkata 4 Feb 2020 FC
7 Puducherry v Chandigarh Chandigarh 27 Jan 2020 FC
30, 36 Puducherry v Arunachal Puducherry 19 Jan 2020 FC
Profile

A right-handed top-order batsman and occasional opener, Arun Karthik began his first-class career with 149 on debut against Karnataka in 2008-09. He was part of a power-packed Tamil Nadu batting quintet that season, scoring 344 runs in four games. Arun Karthik began his mainstream career in Sri Lanka, where he represented Badureliya Sports Club for one season. He was the leading run-scorer for his club, with 213 runs in nine games in the 50-over tournament. Karthik is currently settling into his role as a regular top-order batsman for Tamil Nadu. He enjoyed good returns in 2009-10, scoring 573 Ranji runs at 53.19. He initially had an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings and was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. That move paid off quite spectacularly in the Champions League later that year, when his last-ball six against South Australia took Royal Challengers to the semi-finals.
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Nov 7, 2016

KB Arun Karthik and Swarupam Purkayastha greet each other after putting up the only fifty partnership of the match, Assam v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Group B, Kolkata, 3rd day, November 7, 2016

KB Arun Karthik and Swarupam Purkayastha greet each other after putting up the only fifty partnership of the match

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Oct 10, 2015

Arun Karthik celebrates his century, Assam v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group A,  3rd day, Guwahati

Arun Karthik celebrates his century

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Dec 14, 2014

Arun Karthik pushes the ball down the ground, Assam v Jharkhand, Ranji Trophy, Group C, Guwahati, December 14, 2014

Arun Karthik pushes the ball down the ground

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