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KL Rahul
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KL Rahul

India|opening batter
KL Rahul

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2021

Full Name

Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born

April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Age

28y 364d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Opening batter

TEAMS

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.

A profitable IPL in 2016 set him up to make the Indian ODI and T20 squad that toured Zimbabwe in June, where he became the first batsman from his country to score a century on debut in 50-over cricket.
Karthik Krishnaswamy

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test36602200619934.58355356.4551123714460
ODI38376150911248.67169089.285911436212
T20I494561557110*39.921095142.1921213863181
FC781315580233746.041034956.06142972646840
List A908911351913145.11438480.2692228367596
T20154141234938132*41.843578138.01440432197718
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test36------------
ODI38------------
T20I49------------
FC789168830---2.96-000
List A903214211/231/2342.0012.0021.00000
T20154------------
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Punjab Kings vs Super Kings51c/0s16-Apr-2021MumbaiT20
Punjab Kings vs Royals912c/0s12-Apr-2021MumbaiT20
India vs England7--28-Mar-2021PuneODI # 4284
India vs England108--26-Mar-2021PuneODI # 4283
India vs England62*3c/0s23-Mar-2021PuneODI # 4281

Videos



Photos


KL Rahul wears a tense look with nothing going the Punjab Kings' way
KL Rahul and MS Dhoni bump fists at the toss
KL Rahul sets his field
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle cross paths
There was nearly a three-way collision as Mohammed Shami completed a return catch against Ben Stokes
KL Rahul walks off for 91 off 50