KL Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 28 years 281 days

Major teams India, Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Kings XI Punjab, 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 36 60 2 2006 199 34.58 3553 56.45 5 11 237 14 46 0
ODIs 35 34 5 1332 112 45.93 1515 87.92 4 8 103 30 18 2
T20Is 45 41 6 1542 110* 44.05 1064 144.92 2 12 136 63 17 1
First-class 78 131 5 5802 337 46.04 10349 56.06 14 29 726 46 84 0
List A 87 86 10 3342 131 43.97 4209 79.40 8 21 272 61 56 6
T20s 148 135 23 4827 132* 43.09 3490 138.30 4 39 422 192 67 8
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 78 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 87 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s 148 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Canberra, Dec 2, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v India at Sydney, Dec 8, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali, Nov 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Bengal v Karnataka at Kolkata, Feb 29-Mar 3, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad (India) v Karnataka at Chennai, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Australia v India at Canberra, Dec 2, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Australia v India at Sydney, Dec 8, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s, 0 India v Australia Sydney 8 Dec 2020 T20I # 1116
1c/0s, 30 India v Australia Sydney 6 Dec 2020 T20I # 1115
51, 0c/0s India v Australia Canberra 4 Dec 2020 T20I # 1114
5, 2c/0s India v Australia Canberra 2 Dec 2020 ODI # 4267
0c/0s, 76 India v Australia Sydney 29 Nov 2020 ODI # 4266
3c/0s, 12 India v Australia Sydney 27 Nov 2020 ODI # 4265
29, 1c/0s Kings XI v Super Kings Abu Dhabi 1 Nov 2020 T20
46, 0c/0s Kings XI v Royals Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2020 T20
2c/0s, 28 Kings XI v KKR Sharjah 26 Oct 2020 T20
27, 2c/0s Kings XI v Sunrisers Dubai (DSC) 24 Oct 2020 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.

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Dec 15, 2020

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli at India's training session at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, December 15, 2020

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli at India's training session at the Adelaide Oval

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Dec 4, 2020

Virat Kohli congratulates Yuzvendra Chahal after he took the wicket of Aaron Finch, Australia vs India, 1st T20I, Canberra, December 4, 2020

Virat Kohli congratulates Yuzvendra Chahal after he took the wicket of Aaron Finch

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Dec 4, 2020

Aaron Finch chops one away off the back foot, Australia vs India, 1st T20I, Canberra, December 4, 2020

Aaron Finch chops one away off the back foot

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