Picture of Karun Nair

Karun Nair

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
India, India A, India Green, Rest of India, South Zone, Bangalore, Delhi, Rajasthan, India Under-19, Karnataka, Mysuru Warriors
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
83
Bowling:
0
Home country:
India
Born:
December 06, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Profile

Karun Nair is a right handed opening batsman and an occasional off-break bowler. Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Karun represents Karnataka in domestic cricket. He has played for Karnataka at all junior levels. He has also represented India's U-19 team touring Australia.

Karun was signed by the Bangalore team for the fifth edition of the Indian T20 League in 2012 but could not play more than 2 games. He had an excellent 2013-14 Ranji season in which he scored three centuries in six matches including an innings of 151 not out in the semi-final. He was under perfect guidance of Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson and Brad Hodge as he was a part of the Rajasthan team in the 2014 season of Indian T20 League. In 2016 auction, Nair was bought by the Delhi franchise for a whopping Rs 4 crore, 40 times his base price.

After delivering on a consistent basis for Karnataka and India A, Karun Nair finally got a call for the national team in 2015 when he replaced an injured Murali Vijay on the Sri Lankan tour. However, he never got a chance to break into the playing XI. Finally, in 2016 he made his Test debut against England in Mohali and made it count by scoring a mammoth triple ton in only his third Test.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 6 7 374 1 62.33 73.91 1 0 303*
ODI 2 2 46 0 23.00 52.27 0 0 39
IPL 55 50 1158 4 25.17 126.97 0 8 83*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 6 2 12 11 0 0/4 / - 5.50 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 0
IPL 12 0 5
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
IPL 3 2 1 0 0 66.67

Career

Span:
Test:
2016-2017
 
ODI:
2016-2016
 
IPL:
2013-2017
Test
Debut:
India Vs England at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Nov 26, 2016
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala - Mar 25, 2017
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Jun 11, 2016
Last played:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Jun 13, 2016
IPL
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Mumbai at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Apr 04, 2013
Last played:
Delhi Vs Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 14, 2017
SEARCH PLAYERS: