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Nitish Rana Biography: Early Days | Sats | IPL Records | Favorites | Controversies

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Nitish Rana is a young, left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket. He has been a part of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and currently is in the squad of Kolkata Knight Riders, owned by Shah Rukh Khan.

Nitish Rana Biography

Full Name
Nitish Rana
27 years [As of April 2021]
Sport Category
Date of Birth
27 December 1993
1.73 m
63 kg
Sanjay Bharadwaj
Made 577 runs in Ranji Trophy Debut in 2016 (leadinf scored for Delhi team), 2nd highest run scorer in Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2016
5-7 Crores
Sacchi Marwah (Fiance)
Father: Dara Singh Rana & Mother: Satish Rana
ODI Debut
vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Jul 23, 2021
T 20 Debut
Debut: Delhi vs Vidarbha at Indore - March 29, 2013
Batting Style
Bowling Style
Right-arm off break
Teams Played for
ACC Emerging Team, Delhi, India A, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (at present),
IPL Debut
2016: MI
Alma Mater
DAV Public School (Delhi) Vidya Jain Public School
Playing Position

Nitish Rana: Early Days and Domestic Career


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Nitish Rana made his first-class debut in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy and finished the tournament with 557 runs, with an average of 50.63, and finished as Delhi’s leading run-scorer. He was also Delhi’s second-highest run-scorer in the 2015–16 Vijay Hazare Trophy with 218 runs.

In the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Rana struck 299 runs in 8 innings at a strike rate of 175.88 and an average of 42.71. Against Andhra Pradesh, he came in to bat when Delhi was struggling at 40 for 4 and scored 97 off 40 balls which included 8 fours and 8 sixes and took his team to 236 for 9 in 20 overs.

Against Jharkhand, he hit an unbeaten 60 off 44 balls after Delhi stumbled to 14 for 3 in their chase of 135 and helped his team to a 5-wicket win.

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Nitish Rana: Entry in India A

In October 2018, he was named in India A’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. In December 2018, he was named in India’s team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams’ Asia Cup.

Nitish Rana IPL

In 2015, Mumbai Indians bought Nitish Rana for 10 Lakh rupees, but he did not get to play any match in the tournament that year. He, however, was retained by the franchise for the following year, but again got no chance to play in the 2016 season of the tournament.

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It was in the year 2016 when Mumbai Indians gave the youngster his first opportunity in the IPL. He stole the show in a match against Kolkata Knight Riders, with his crucial innings of 50 off just 29 deliveries.

In January 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction. Currently, he plays for the Eoin Morgan-led franchise. In the year 2021, franchises continued with Rana playing in the squad. He was retained for 3.4 crores.

Rana’s Growth In IPL

Nitish Rana
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Nitish Rana Stats


Batting and FieldingMatNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCTST

First-class, List A and T20

List A585710194013741.27228884.7931119452160

Nitish Rana’s Favourites

  • Favourite Batsman – Sachin Tendulkar
  • Favourite Actor – Ranveer Singh
  • Favourite Actress – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  • Favourite Athlete – David Beckham
  • Favourite Destination – Kasauli, Visakhapatnam
  • Favourite Food – Churros
  • Favourite Beverage – Cocoa


IN IPL 2020, Rana was investigated for his involvement in age-fudging. Back in the year 2015, Nitish Rana was one amongst the 22 players who were banned by BCCI for the same reason.

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Gaurav Kadam
Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.


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