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Nitish Rana Biography: Early Days | Stats | 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. In TATA IPL 2022, he played for KKR. In the mega auction, he was brought by the franchise for a whopping sum of 8 cr.

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Let’s have a look at the life and style of this rising Indian cricketer.

Nitish Rana Information

NameNitish Rana
Nitish Rana Age28 years
Date of Birth27 December 1993
CoachSanjay Bharadwaj
AchievementMade 577 runs in Ranji Trophy Debut in 2016 (leading scored for Delhi team), 2nd highest run-scorer in Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2016
Nitish Rana Wife NameSacchi Marwah (Fiancé)
Weight63 kg
Nitish Rana IPL priceHe was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 8 crore
ChildrenNot Yet
Nitish Rana FamilyFather: Dara Singh Rana & Mother: Satish Rana
Networth$5 million USD
ODI debutvs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Jul 23, 2021
Test debutNot Yet
Nitish Rana brotherHarshit Rana
Nitish Rana castRajput
batting styleLeft-handed
bowling styleRight-arm off break
Team played forACC Emerging Team, Delhi, India A, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (at present),
IPL debut2016: MI
Nitish Rana best score in IPL87 (IPL 2020)
Nitish Rana jersey number#27
Nitish Rana zodiac signCapricorn
Alma materDAV Public School (Delhi) Vidya Jain Public School
Playing positionOpener


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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.

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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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First-class career

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

ODI & T20 International Career

Nitish Rana was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka in June 2021.

Nitish Rana IPL

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.

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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. 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.

Rana’s Growth In IPL


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Nitish Rana Stats



First-class, List A, T20, T20I, and ODI

Batting & Fielding
List A605910195113739.81231184.4231119552160
List A604914481147333/363/3634.754.7543.8000


  • 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


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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