KL Rahul IPL, Teams, Stats, Orange Cap, Batting Average, Strike Rate, Captain Record

Updated on: Sep 20, 2022 1:30 pm IST

KL Rahul IPL

KL Rahul will be captaining the new franchise, Lucknow Supergiants in IPL 2022. He has already captained in the previous 2 seasons but that didn’t end fruitfully for him.

Come the IPL 2022, KL Rahul will be hoping to turn around with some results to show as a captain. He has represented Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab) previously in IPL.

KL Rahul in IPL

KL Rahul is the consistent batsman in IPL history and the fact that he holds the record for the batsman with highest average tells you about his consistency.

IPL matches Runs Average Strike rate
94 3273 47 136

KL Rahul is an extremely versatile player with respect to his skillsets. He can smash both pace and spin with ease. His backfoot play is an example of his mettle against pacers.

KL Rahul’s IPL stats against all types of fast bowlers since IPL 2016

Year Innings Runs Average Strike rate
2016 12 293 48 154
2018 14 419 83 154
2019 14 385 55 130
2020 14 532 76 142
2021 13 465 51 149

The above table shows that he is destroying the pace bowlers with unreal consistency which makes him one of the best players of fast bowling in IPL. He is also one of the handful of Indian players to hit the high end pace.

KL Rahul showed what he is capable of, against spinners in the 2018 and 2019 seasons but he has toned down his aggressive instincts against spinners in the middle overs as he wanted to play through the innings in the last 2 year. And as a result, his average has sky rocketed in the last 2 seasons but he has failed to score quickly against them.

KL Rahul’s stats against spin since IPL 2016

Year Innings Runs Average Strike rate
2016 7 104 34 128
2018 11 234 33 166
2019 10 208 52 146
2020 13 136 27 94
2021 11 161 161 115

KL Rahul as captain

KL Rahul is touted to be the future captain for the Indian cricket team but he is still learning his traits as a captain. His captaincy record at the IPL level hasn’t been good so far.

Matches captained Won Lost Tied
21 8 11 2


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