KL Rahul      

Full name Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 28 years 42 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 32 31 5 1239 112 47.65 1423 87.06 4 7 98 25 13 2
T20Is 42 38 6 1461 110* 45.65 1000 146.10 2 11 129 61 16 1
First-class 78 131 5 5802 337 46.04 10349 56.06 14 29 726 46 84 0
List A 84 83 10 3249 131 44.50 4117 78.91 8 20 267 56 51 6
T20s 131 118 21 4076 110* 42.02 2908 140.16 3 33 357 167 56 8
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 42 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 78 9 168 83 0 - - - 2.96 - 0 0 0
List A 84 3 21 42 1 1/23 1/23 42.00 12.00 21.0 0 0 0
T20s 131 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 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 New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Goa v Karnataka at Shimoga, Mar 17, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
26, 0 Karnataka v Bengal Kolkata 29 Feb 2020 FC
112, 1c/0s India v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 11 Feb 2020 ODI # 4243
0c/0s, 4 India v New Zealand Auckland 8 Feb 2020 ODI # 4239
88*, 0c/1s India v New Zealand Hamilton 5 Feb 2020 ODI # 4235
45, 1c/0s India v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 2 Feb 2020 T20I # 1037
39, 1c/0s India v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 2020 T20I # 1036
27, 1c/1s India v New Zealand Hamilton 29 Jan 2020 T20I # 1035
0c/0s, 57* India v New Zealand Auckland 26 Jan 2020 T20I # 1034
0c/0s, 56 India v New Zealand Auckland 24 Jan 2020 T20I # 1031
2c/0s, 19 India v Australia Bengaluru 19 Jan 2020 ODI # 4233
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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Mar 13, 2020

KL Rahul is taking all precautions at the Lucknow airport amid the COVID-19 pandemic, India v South Africa 2nd ODI, Lucknow, March 13, 2020

KL Rahul is taking all precautions at the Lucknow airport amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Feb 11, 2020

Colin de Grandhomme smashes one into orbit, New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Mount Maunganui, February 11, 2020

Colin de Grandhomme smashes one into orbit

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Feb 11, 2020

Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul added 100 runs for the fourth wicket, New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Mount Maunganui, February 11, 2020

Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul added 100 runs for the fourth wicket

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