Varun Aaron

Varun Aaron

Varun Aaron

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2015

Full Name

Varun Raymond Aaron


October 29, 1989, Singhbhum, Bihar (now Jharkhand)


31y 331d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role



In a country starved of genuinely quick bowlers, Varun Aaron grabbed the headlines when he hit 153 kph during the 2010-11 Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat. Hailing from Jharkhand, Aaron has been part of the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai since he was spotted by a talent scout at the age of 15. However, his career has been marred with frequent injuries. Two stress fractures of the back soon after his Ranji Trophy debut in the 2008-09 season for Jharkhand, a back injury that kept him out of India's tour to Australia in 2011-12 before a recurrence kept him out of competitive cricket for 15 months, and a leg injury in 2014 has had a severe impact on the pacer's Test career.

He was part of the India Emerging Players squad that went to Australia in 2011, and earned a call-up to the India ODI squad for the series in England. He did not get a game on that trip, but he made his India debut in Mumbai in October 2011, against England. He made his Test debut a month later, against West Indies, also in Mumbai.

Aaron's pace during India's tour of England in 2014 - including a sharp bouncer that broke Stuart Broad's nose - impressed county side Durham, and he was signed for the final few weeks of the season. Having earlier been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, he made his IPL debut in 2011 for Delhi Daredevils. In 2014, Aaron was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 2 crore (approx. 300,000 USD), and was retained by the franchise ahead of the 2016 auction.
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Career Averages

List A6968323629671076/376/3727.725.5030.20330
Batting & Fielding
List A6936122693411.2035575.7700238120
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Recent Matches - Player

Jharkhand vs Andhra10/3028-Feb-2021IndoreList A
Jharkhand vs Tamil Nadu18*1/5826-Feb-2021IndoreList A
Jharkhand vs Punjab62/5922-Feb-2021IndoreList A
Jharkhand vs M. Pradesh1*6/3720-Feb-2021IndoreList A
Jharkhand vs Tamil Nadu--0/2710-Jan-2021KolkataT20


Varun Aaron has struggled to close out his overs this IPL
Robin Uthappa and Varun Aaron share a lighter moment
Varun Aaron is pumped after rearranging Chris Lynn's stumps
The Royals players converge on Varun Aaron after his early strike
Varun Aaron is overjoyed
Varun Aaron bowls for Leicestershire