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

Nitish Rana Biography
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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

Details
Full Name
Nitish Rana
Age
27 years [As of April 2021]
Sport Category
Cricket
Date of Birth
27 December 1993
Hometown
Delhi
Height
1.73 m
Coach
Sanjay Bharadwaj
Achievement
Made 577 runs in Ranji Trophy Debut in 2016 (leadinf scored for Delhi team), 2nd highest run scorer in Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2016
Networth
5-7 Crores
Spouse
Sacchi Marwah (Fiance)
Parent
Father: Dara Singh Rana & Mother: Satish Rana
T 20 Debut
Debut: Delhi vs Vidarbha at Indore - March 29, 2013
Batting Style
left-handed
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
Opener

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 in Indian Premier League

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

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Career Statistics

IPL

Batting and FieldingMatNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCTST
Career62415748729.691,163135.3301314278120
2021201378068.50103133.000215610
20201403528725.14254138.5803431220
201914134485*34.40235146.3803272130
20181523045923.38232131.0301261420
201713133362*30.27264126.1303241740
2016401047034.6675138.66017800

First-class, List A and T20

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC38583226617441.20401956.386930031230
List A585710194013741.27228884.7931119452160
T20117107927829728.382026137.31021247145280

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

Controversies

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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