Karun

Karun Nair

Karun Nair caught everybody’s attention with his stellar performances in his debut season in the Ranji Trophy for Karnataka. Nair played a key part of their title winning season in 2013/14 with 3 consecutive centuries in their final league game v Delhi, the Quarter Final vs UP & in the semis v Punjab to take the team into the Final, where they eventually beat Maharashtra to win the Title. Karnataka went to win the Title again in 2014/15 and with 709 runs in their 10 games. Karun along with Robin Uthappa and KL Rahul were the fulcrum of the Batting lineup.

Karun in Ranji

Mts

Inns

Runs

Best

Avg

S/R

50s/100s

2013/14

6

10

494

151*

61.8

43.0

0/3

2014/15

10

16

709

328

47.3

54.3

1/1

2015/16

7

11

500

126

50.0

53.7

2/2

2016/17

4

6

352

145

70.4

54.2

3/1

Overall

27

43

2055

328

54.1

50.9

6/7

Karun’s constant Ranji average of over fifty for the past four seasons gave him a test debut for India on 26 November 2016. In his third test, he became India’s second triple-centurion after VirenderS ehwag.

Karun Nair in Tests

Mat

Inns

Runs

Best

Avg

SR

50s/100s

6

7

374

303*

62.33

73.91

0/1

Karun has been part of two teams in the IPL – RCB & RR. He was a part of the RCB in his debut season in 2013 where he played just 2 games. Karun’s debut Ranji season was after the 2013 IPL, and in the 2014 auctions Rajasthan Royals picked the youngster as a part of their squad. Backed by the mentor Dravid, Nair got a long run playing 11 games in the 2014 IPL, where the youngster impressed everyone with his performances. Nair scored 330 with 3 50s – the best of the lot coming against his new team, the daredevils. Nair scored 73* opening the batting and anchored the innings with the team chasing down the target of 153 with 9 balls to spare.

Season

Teams

Mts

Inns

Runs

Best

Avg

S/R

30+

50s/100s

2013

RCB

2

2

9

9

4.5

75.0

0

0/0

2014

RR

11

11

330

73*

33.0

142.2

5

3/0

2015

RR

14

12

181

61

16.5

124.8

1

1/0

2016

DD

14

12

357

83*

35.7

120.2

5

3/0

Overall

41

37

877

83*

26.6

127.8

11

7/0

Nair couldn’t replicate his 2014 form in the IPL 2015, with just one 30+ score in the 12 innings. In his maiden season for Delhi Daredevils, he ended up being the second leading scorer behind Quinton de Kock.