KL Rahul is a name to bank on

Among the long list of new breakthrough talents that have made their way into the Indian National team, Kannur Lokesh Rahul better known as KL Rahul is among the finest. The south Indian superstar was born and raised in Mangalore before he moved to Bangalore to pursue higher studies and a better shot at competitive cricket. An early knack for the game had KL Rahul’s cricket career started at a young age. After an impressive run in the U-19 stage national cricket, KL Rahul’s profile was slowly getting the attention of the national team selectors.

An immaculate form with the bat and an incredible season with the Karnataka team, KL Rahul got selected for the U-19 World Cup team. This led to a series of brilliant innings which won him the chance to be a part of the Indian National Cricket team.

KL Rahul Personal Details:

Name KL Rahul
Date of Birth 18 April 1992
Birthplace Mangaluru
Height 5 ft 11 Inches
Playing Role Right Handed Batsman
ICC Rankings-
Batting
ODI 88
T20 9

Key statistics and achievements:

KL Rahul, a batting specialist, is renowned for his skill to score big but early reputation came from mixed results. Known to perform exceptionally well or throw it all away, KL Rahul was branded as a risky choice. But he has brought his reputation back on course with some fantastic innings in the last few years.

Lokesh Rahul Career Stats

Format Matches Ininings Runs Highest score Avg Strike Rate 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 36 60 2006 199 34.59 56.46 5 0 11 237 14
ODI 27 26 936 111 42.55 80.76 3 0 5 78 14
T20I 36 33 1237 110 44.18 146.39 2 0 9 113 51
IPL 67 58 1977 100 42.06 138.16 1 0 16 176 81

International Career:

The KL Rahul profile although young is full of some fantastic numbers and stats. A Boxing day debut against Australia in Melbourne in 2014 saw KL Rahul’s cricket career start with a poor show. But he came back with a strong performance later in the series by scoring a century. Here are some key highlights of his international career.

League Career:

KL Rahul’s batting style showed promise in Test, ODI and T20 formats. This versatility earned him a spot with his IPL home team of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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