Full Name

Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born

April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Age

30y 28d

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
Test43742254719935.37483352.7071331017500
ODI42416163411246.68184488.6151012438232
T20I565271831110*40.681285142.4921616473201
FC861465644433745.701177954.70173181050900
List A949311364413144.43453880.2992329369616
T20185172296211132*43.434508137.77651537253888
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test43------------
ODI42------------
T20I56------------
FC869168830---2.96-000
List A943214211/231/2342.0012.0021.0000
T20185------------
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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, old friends and new rivals, catch up before the game
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer at the toss
KL Rahul was run-out without even facing a ball
Kl Rahul goes for a sweep shot
Shardul Thakur picked all three wickets in the LSG innings
KL Rahul was once again his best slamming 77 in 51 balls