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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.

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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 is playing for KKR. In the mega auction, he was brought by the franchise for a whopping sum of 8 cr.

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

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Nitish Rana Information

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Name Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana Age 28 years
Date of Birth 27 December 1993
Coach Sanjay Bharadwaj
Sport Cricket
Role Batsmen
Achievement Made 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 Name Sacchi Marwah (Fiance)
Height 1.73m
Weight 63 kg
Gender Male
Nitish Rana IPL price He was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 8 crore
Children Not Yet
Nitish Rana Family Father: Dara Singh Rana & Mother: Satish Rana
Hometown Delhi
Networth 7-8 cr
ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Jul 23, 2021
test debut Not Yet
Nitish Rana brother Harshit Rana
Nitish Rana cast Rajput
batting style Left-handed
bowling style Right-arm off break
team played for ACC Emerging Team, Delhi, India A, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (at present),
IPL debut 2016: MI
Nitish Rana best score in IPL 87 (IPL 2020)
Nitish Rana jersey number #27
Nitish Rana zodiac sign Capricorn
Alma mater DAV Public School (Delhi) Vidya Jain Public School
Playing position Opener
Twitter

(@NitishRana_27)

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Nitish Rana Instagram

(@nitishrana_official)

Early Days and Domestic Career

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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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 in India’s team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams’ Asia Cup.

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. Currently, he plays for the Eoin Morgan-led franchise. In the year 2021, franchises continued with him playing in the squad. He was retained for 3.4 crores.

Rana’s Growth In IPL

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Nitish Rana Stats

IPL

Year Mat No Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
Career 86 7 2020 87 27.67 1513 133.51 0 15 174 102 19 0
2022 9 0 200 57 22.22 139 143.88 0 2 13 13 4 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

First-class, List A and T20

Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
FC 38 58 3 2266 174 41.20 4019 56.38 6 9 300 31 23 0
List A 58 57 10 1940 137 41.27 2288 84.79 3 11 194 52 16 0
T20 117 107 9 2782 97 28.38 2026 137.31 0 21 247 145 28 0

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, NR was one of the 22 players who were banned by BCCI for the same reason.

Social Media

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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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