Kannur Lokesh Rahul is commonly known as KL Rahul who has represented the Indian National Team in all formats of International Cricket. KL Rahul is a top-order right-handed batsman and occasionally wicket-keeper. KL Rahul was born as on April 22, 1992, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, who plays domestic cricket for Karnataka and for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. Rahul made his first-class cricket debut for Karnataka during the season 2012-13, he made his debut in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore during IPL season 2013.
KL Rahul became the first Indian batsman to score centuries in all three formats of international cricket which he did complete in just 20 Innings and broke Ahmed Shehzad, record who took 76 innings to reach this stage. Lokesh is the first Indian cricketer to score a century in One Day International match on his debut and 3rd Indian to score a century in all three formats of International Cricket. KL Rahul is the first player from Karnataka to score a triple century with 337 runs off 448 balls in the first-class cricket, which he scored against Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul became the first Indian player to dismissed for a duck on the very first ball he faced in T20I, on his debut against Zimbabwe on June 18, 2016. KL Rahul has scored a T20I century off 46 balls and became first-ever Indian and 2nd fastest to score a century in T20I, which he scored against West Indies. In April 2019, he was named in India squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
KL Rahul Career Stats
|Match Format||Test||ODI||T20||First Class|
|ICC Batting Rankings||44||–||5||–|
|ICC Bowling Rankings||–||–||–||–|
KL Rahul Profile
|Full Name||Kannur Lokesh Rahul|
|Date of Birth||18 April 1992 Mangaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Playing Roll||Opening batsman; Occasional wicket-keeper|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Test Debut||26 December 2014 v Australia (cap 284)|
|ODI Debut||11 June 2016 v Zimbabwe (cap 213)|
|T20 Debut||18 June 2016 v Zimbabwe (cap 63)|
|Last Test||3 January 2019 v Australia|
|Last ODI||10 March 2019 v Australia|
|Last T20||27 February 2019 v Australia|
|Major Teams||India, Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad|