Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Player Bio

Born 18 April 1992 India
Age 27 Years, 04 Months, 7 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side -
Batting Rank 43
Teams India, India A, Indian Board Presidents XI, South Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, India Under-19, Karnataka, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Southern Champs, India Under-23, Ballari Tuskers, Hubli Tigers, Bangalore Brigadiers

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
34
56
2
1905
199
5
11
225
14
35.27
58.04
43
0
ODI
23
22
4
704
111
2
4
57
10
39.11
79.10
8
0
T20
28
25
4
899
110
2
5
78
42
42.80
148.10
8
0
IPL
81
72
13
2302
100
1
19
201
91
39.01
134.85
36
5

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
-
-
34
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
ODI
-
-
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
T20
-
-
28
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
IPL
-
-
81
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

For people, pleasure is something of a personal topic. They don't really wish to discuss it openly but we don't have that difficulty. We can talk about it openly since our first love is cricket, and watching Lokesh Rahul bat makes us flutter like a flag in a windy weather. Yes, that's our dirty pleasures of life.

Born in Karnataka, the land of Rahul Dravid, this lad took to cricket like fish to water. He started early in his college, seeing his inclination towards the game, his parents backed him. He didn't disappoint either. With his hard work and dedication, Rahul got into the Under-19 squad, and from there to the Karnataka Ranji team. This happened in 2010-11 but the dream run didn't last long as he was dropped only to come back better and hungrier after a couple of years. In his comeback stint, he propelled Karnataka to the trophy while becoming one of the prolific run-scorers in the team. Seeing his calibre, hunger and technique for the longest format, selectors took him to Australia for his first big test in 2014 after he made double hundreds for lunch in the domestic season. He faltered in his first-ever Boxing Test in Melbourne, however, the desire and the trust shown by the management urged him forward. Then the Indian entourage moved to Sydney, and in came the first of the many majestic displays of batting one could witness. Lokesh not only batted for 262 balls to prove his mantle, technique, agility but also scored his maiden hundred in the process. At just 23, he had a Test ton that too in Australia. Not many can pride themselves with such a feat. In the same year, he went to Sri Lanka and scored another gritty hundred in Colombo. Well, he opened the doors for his arrival to the international cricket with a robust kick, but his inconsistency didn't help much. Just the next year, he scored a lucky or rather we should say, unlucky 199 against England. After that, a spell of consistent 60s and 70s followed. His inability to convert those into big ones troubled the cricket romantics considering the talent and class he possesses but he has age on his side, and surely he'd like to make the most of a promising looking career. His ODI career didn't prosper as much in the initial stages. The scenery clears out once again in the T20Is where he has been better compared to other formats. In the first 19 matches he played for the national team, he averaged a staggering 49.71 with 2 magnificent unbeaten hundreds which happened to be the combined second most for any international cricketer then. He shares his name with legendary Rahul Dravid and has the compact, easy to the eyes technique to match him. His Indian T20 league career has been a story in itself. He has travelled up and down India, playing for several different teams and making decent runs but never getting to the level where he could be seen as a match-winner by himself. After playing for the Bengaluru-based franchise for a few seasons, the Punjab-based team bought him in an aggressive auction in 2018. He reciprocated the faith by lighting up the league with the fastest 50 in the league that year. Even after that, he showed that he belonged in the elite list with a flurry of impressive innings and should be in there sooner than later. Rahul took his T20I form to the United Kingdom in his back pocket, scoring a blistering 101* against England. His stroke play left the crowd in awe of his class. There is no doubt that KL Rahul is one for the present and the future. It seems just a matter of time before he unlocks his true quality and puts the cricketing record books on fire.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Kannaur Lokesh Rahul News

KL Rahul reveals his equation with Hardik Pandya post Koffee with Karan controversy

KL Rahul said in a recent interview that he felt 'bitter' after the episode and also revealed his equation with Hardik Pandya post-Koffee with Karan controversy.

It’s Rishab Pant vs KL Rahul again as India take on West Indies in ODIs

The wicketkeeper batsman might have sealed India's win with a six, but not the No.4 spot in one-dayers.

India vs New Zealand: New order at Old Trafford?

In case India take a bold punt, KL Rahul at No.4 and Mayank Agarwal opening might strengthen middle order.

India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul stitch India’s highest opening partnership at World Cup

World Cup 2019 India vs Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar eventually broke the 180-run stand between the pair, as he dismissed Rohit Sharma right after he completed his century.

World Cup 2019: Disappointed but not worried about my conversion rate, says KL Rahul

KL Rahul is "disappointed" at not being able to convert his starts but not at all "worried" as he believes that he is doing a lot of things right.