Karun Nair

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
Overall 23 37 1703 328 51.6 50.3  3/6

 

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 game. 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
Overall 27 25 520 73* 22.6 133.7 6  4/0

 

Nair couldn’t replicate his 2014 form in the IPL 2015, with just one 30+ score in the 12 innings. Now with another good Ranji season behind him, the 24 year old will be looking to impress his old mention again, but now playing for a new team in the 2016 edition.