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Karun Nair

Karun Nair, who was born in Rajasthan, made his mark in the cricket in domestic tournaments for Rajasthan. The right-hand batsman made a mark in his debut Ranji season in 2013-14 as he went on to score 500 runs in 6 matches which including three centuries. With his consistent performances in the domestic circuit, Rajasthan Royals former coach Rahul Dravid decided to rope in the youngster for the franchise in IPL. A couple of years later, Nair went to Delhi Dardevils, and he went on to become the second highest run-getter for DD in 2016 edition of IPL. With his IPL records improving, Nair was selected for the ODI and T20I tour of Zimbabwe in 2016. Later, in the same year, he made his Test debut against England in Vishakhapatnam in November 2016. In his 2nd Test, he went on to score a triple ton, becoming only the second Indian after Virender Sehwag. In 6 Tests, he has scored 374 runs at a strike rate of 62.33.


Karun Nair recovers from COVID-19, set to leave for UAE with KXIP squad

August 13, 2020 5:59 pm

Karun Nair tested positive for COVID-19 last month but has now recovered and will travel to the UAE for the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting September 19.

Karun Nair: India’s only triple centurion after Sehwag, eyes redemption in Ranji Trophy

January 03, 2020 8:26 am

Karnataka has a good competitive team and had Mayank Agarwal not pulled out at the last minute after the Indian board’s advice to take rest, it could have turned out into a real high-profile encounter.

Duleep Trophy: Karun Nair hits 166 in drawn encounter

August 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Red gained three points for taking the first-innings lead and took a big step towards securing a spot in the final while 'Blue' got one point to finish their engagements with two points.

Karun Nair misses ton by run before India Red fight back

August 24, 2019 9:38 pm

India Red fought back to reduce their opponents to 74 for 3 in 24 overs at stumps, getting the key wickets of the highly-rated Shubman Gill (9) and in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad (37).

Karun Nair's 92 not out takes India Red to 163/2 in Duleep Trophy opening day

August 23, 2019 8:59 pm

Nair, who has been out of the national side after the 2017 Test series against Australia, started brightly and played some stylish flicks apart from some crisp drives.

Rahul Dravid: The man the boys trust

January 11, 2020 11:02 am

Rahul Dravid is shepherding the next wave of cricketers who will form the crux of the national team. Following him like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the wards — whose life, Dravid has helped guide onto the right track — pen their testimonials.

India A toil on opening day of second unofficial Test against New Zealand A

November 23, 2018 11:01 pm

India A captain Karun Nair opted to field but he did not get the early wickets he was hoping for. The three India A pacers - Rajneesh Gurbani (2/36), Mohammed Siraj (2/26) and Navdeep Saini (1/66) - shared the five wickets amongst themselves.

BCCI likely to haul up Murali Vijay, Karun Nair for breach of central contract

July 04, 2020 12:35 pm

It is learnt that both Vijay and Nair have "breached the clause" for the centrally contracted cricketers and it has neither gone down well with the selection committee nor the BCCI brass.

India vs West Indies: Squad selection is not my job, says Virat Kohli

October 03, 2018 2:37 pm

Karun Nair's omission from India's Test squad against West Indies has caused a controversy ahead of the first Test in Rajkot.

I told Karun Nair we cannot have an extended squad at home and keep him waiting: MSK Prasad

October 02, 2018 9:49 am

Chief selector MSK Prasad talks about India’s failures in England and South Africa, the reasons for leaving out Karun Nair, and taking the “tough decision” to drop Shikhar Dhawan for West Indies series.