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Nitish Rana Biography: Early Days, Stats, IPL Team, Wife, Facts – All Details

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Nitish Rana, born on 27th December 1993, is an Indian cricketer renowned for his role with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). An aggressive left-handed batsman and a proficient off-spin bowler, he currently leads the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team. Initially recognized as a batsman with occasional bowling abilities, Rana has transformed into a dynamic batting all-rounder over time. In this blog, we will look at Nitish Rana biography, his journey, stats, wife, social media, etc.

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Nitish Rana Information

Name Nitish Rana
Born 27 December 1993 (age 30), Delhi, India
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Batting allrounder
Relations Saachi Marwah (wife)
National side India
Only ODI (cap 239) 23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 90) 28 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I 29 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
IPL Team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
IPL Price ₹8 crore
Team Played for India, Delhi, KKR, MI, UP

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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International Career

In June 2021, Rana earned selection in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for the series versus Sri Lanka. His ODI debut occurred on 23rd July 2021, representing India against Sri Lanka, where he contributed 7 runs off 14 deliveries. Similarly, he marked his T20I debut on 28th July 2021, playing for India against Sri Lanka.


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Nitish Rana in IPL

Nitish Rana IPL 2024- KreedOn
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In 2015, Mumbai Indians bought him 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.

It was in the year 2016 when Mumbai Indians gave the youngster his first opportunity in the IPL. Nitish Rana stole the show in a match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), 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. In the year 2021, franchises continued with him playing in the squad. He was retained for 3.4 crores. For the 2022 Indian Premier League, Nitish Rana was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 8 crore. In IPL 2024, he is retained by KKR for 8 crore.

Nitish Rana Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 1 1 0 7 7 7.00 14 50.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is 2 2 0 15 9 7.50 27 55.55 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC 50 77 6 2804 174 39.49 4698 59.68 7 12 365 48 27 0
List A 76 72 12 2264 137 37.73 2644 85.62 3 14 228 60 21 0
T20s 182 171 18 4478 107 29.26 3302 135.61 1 29 393 230 48 0
  • Bowling Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODIs 1 1 18 10 0 3.33 0 0 0
T20Is 2
FC 50 50 2195 1133 26 3/47 5/88 43.57 3.09 84.4 0 0 0
List A 76 63 2060 1630 54 4/48 4/48 30.18 4.74 38.1 1 0 0
T20s 182 69 818 970 47 4/17 4/17 20.63 7.11 17.4 1 0 0

Nitish Rana IPL Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats
YEAR MAT NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S CT ST
Career 105 9 2594 87 28.82 1918 135.25 0 18 229 131 24 0
2023 14 1 413 75 31.77 293 140.96 0 3 39 20 3 0
2022 14 1 361 57 27.77 251 143.82 0 2 29 22 6 0
2021 17 3 383 80 29.46 314 121.97 0 2 34 17 4 0
2020 14 0 352 87 25.14 254 138.58 0 3 43 12 2 0
2019 14 1 344 85* 34.40 235 146.38 0 3 27 21 3 0
2018 15 2 304 59 23.38 232 131.03 0 1 26 14 2 0
2017 13 1 333 62* 30.27 264 126.13 0 3 24 17 4 0
2016 4 0 104 70 34.66 75 138.66 0 1 7 8 0 0
  • Bowling Stats
YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 105 180 252 10 2/11 25.20 8.40 18.00 0 0
2023 14 53 75 3 2/17 25.00 8.49 17.67 0 0
2022 14 12 23 0 0/9 11.50 0 0
2021 17 12 12 0 0/5 6.00 0 0
2020 14 12 23 0 0/7 11.50 0 0
2019 14 48 72 3 1/8 24.00 9.00 16.00 0 0
2018 15 37 44 4 2/11 11.00 7.13 9.25 0 0
2017 13 0 0 0 0 0
2016 4 6 3 0 0/3 3.00 0 0

Nitish Rana Wife

Nitish Rana wife
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Nitish married his long-term girlfriend Saachi Marwah in 2019. Nitish Rana’s wife is a cousin-sister of Indian-comedian Krushna Abhishek.

His Favorites

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

Controversies

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

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Nitish Rana Social Media

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FAQ’s 

Who is Nitish Rana wife?

Nitish Rana tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Saachi Marwah on 18th February 2019. Saachi Marwah happens to be the cousin of Indian comedian Krushna Abhishek.

Which IPL teams Nithish Rana play for?

Nitish Rana currently plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and earlier played for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Where is Nitish Rana from?

Nitish Rana hails from Delhi, India.

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Gaurav Kadam
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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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