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K. L. Rahul
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Personal information
Full name Kannanur Lokesh Rahul
Born 18 April 1992 (1992-04-18) (age 28)
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Nickname KL
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman; Occasional wicket-keeper
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 284) 26 December 2014 v Australia
Last Test 27 January 2018 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 213) 11 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 31 August 2017 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 2 (formerly 11)
T20I debut (cap 63) 18 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 18 March 2018 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no. 1 (formerly 11 & 2)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010–present Karnataka
2013, 2016–2017 Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 2 and 11)
2014–2015 Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 18)
2018--present Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 1)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC T20I
Matches 21 10 56 13
Runs scored 1428 248 4814 476
Batting average 44.64 35.43 54.08 47.60
100s/50s 4/10 1/1 13/24 1/3
Top score 199 100* 337 110*
Balls bowled 168
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/23
Catches/stumpings 22/- 3/- 53/- 3/-
Source: Cricinfo, 24 December 2017

Kannanur Lokesh Rahul (born 18 April 1992), commonly known as KL Rahul and also as Lokesh Rahul, is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. He plays for India internationally, Karnataka in domestic cricket and the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

After appearing for India at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Rahul made his international debut against Australia in the 2014–15 Test series at Melbourne. In his second Test match at Sydney, he scored 110, his maiden Test century. He became the first Indian to score a century on One Day International debut, scoring 100* against Zimbabwe in 2016 at Harare Sports Club. He is only the third Indian batsman to score a century in all the three formats of International cricket. He is also the second-fastest batsman to score century in Twenty20, and the second-fastest Indian in all the formats, to score a century (100 for 46 balls), scoring 110* for 51 balls against West Indies on 27 August 2016 which is the highest score by an Indian in T20 international. Rahul is the only batsman to reach the score of 100 with a boundary on his maiden centuries in all the three formats of international cricket. He holds the record for the fastest 50 in the history of IPL off 14 balls against Delhi Daredevils.

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