Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana

India|Middle order batter
Nitish Rana

Full Name

Nitish Rana


December 27, 1993, Delhi


27y 142d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order batter


An aggressive left-handed batsman who bowls part-time offspin, Nitish Rana was one of the shining lights for Delhi in an otherwise dark 2015-16 season, which was plagued by off-field controversies. He struck 299 runs and 21 sixes - the most by any batsman in the tournament - in Delhi's run to the semi-final of the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Out of the 21 sixes, eight came in an innings of 97 off 40 balls against Andhra.

Rana made his List A and T20 debuts for Delhi in the 2012-13 season but played his first Ranji Trophy match only in the 2015-16 season. He had an impressive debut first-class season. He ran out Wasim Jaffer for a duck and made a half-century on debut against Vidarbha and finished the season as Delhi's highest run-getter, with 557 runs at 50.63, including a century and three fifties. Rana attributed his big-hitting prowess to his stint with Mumbai Indians. He was bought by the franchise in the 2015 auction for INR 10 lakh but did not play a game in the IPL 2015. He was retained by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2016 auction.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A585710194013741.27228884.7931119452160
List A584714181125333/363/3634.094.7642.90000

Recent Matches - Player

KKR vs Capitals1529-Apr-2021AhmedabadT20
KKR vs Punjab Kings026-Apr-2021AhmedabadT20
KKR vs Royals2224-Apr-2021MumbaiT20
KKR vs Super Kings921-Apr-2021MumbaiT20
KKR vs RCB1818-Apr-2021ChennaiT20


Players from both sides - Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill and Kamlesh Nagarkoti - have a chat after the game
Nitish Rana held on to a skier from Prithvi Shaw in fine fashion
Rishabh Pant has Nitish Rana stumped
Nitish Rana taps one on the off side
Nitish Rana warms up before the match
Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill helped Kolkata Knight Riders get off to a solid start