Full Name

Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Born

April 18, 1992, Bangalore, Karnataka

Age

30y 230d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Opening Batter

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
ODI45436166511245.00189587.8651012539242
T20I726882265110*37.751628139.1222219199231
FC861465644433745.701177954.70173181050900
List A979511367513143.75458980.0892329470626
T20203190316792132*42.714960136.93659570288938
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test43------------
ODI45------------
T20I72------------
FC869168830---2.96-000
List A973214211/231/2342.0012.0021.0000
T20203------------
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KL Rahul and Rahul Dravid discuss batting
KL Rahul walks off after being dismissed for 5 in the semi-final
KL Rahul cuts behind point for a boundary
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli sing the national anthem
KL Rahul profited from sweeps
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul get together