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Kiran Carlson
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Kiran Carlson

England|Middle order batter
Kiran Carlson

Full Name

Kiran Shah Carlson

Born

May 16, 1998, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

Age

23y 133d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium, Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order batter

Education

Whitchurch High School

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC48836243019131.55409859.29793364190
List A272525738224.9158797.6104591290
T20343014805816.55372129.03014215130
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC481453133875/285/7848.283.8175.80010
List A272424711/301/3047.006.7142.00000
T20341110---6.00-000

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Glamorgan vs Surrey691/3721-Sep-2021The OvalFC
Glamorgan vs Gloucs17 & 00/612-Sep-2021CardiffFC
Glamorgan vs Durham17 & 14--05-Sep-2021Chester-le-StreetFC
Glamorgan vs Essex13 & 8--30-Aug-2021CardiffFC
Glamorgan vs Durham82--19-Aug-2021NottinghamList A

Photos


Kiran Carlson holds the Royal London trophy aloft
Kiran Carlson led the way with 82
Kiran Carlson pulls on his way to a century
Callum Taylor keeps his hands in his pockets while celebrating a wicket with fielder Kiran Carlson
Kiran Carlson gets forward
Kiran Carlson shapes to club the ball