Nitish Rana Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Nitish Rana, an Indian cricket player, plays for Delhi in local cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. In many cases, Rana has been helping Delhi out of hard situations, making the left-handed batsman a shining star. He was appointed the captain of Delhi in November 2018. Additionally, he has been a consistent performer of the IPL and has scored over 6500 runs in First-class cricket, List A cricket, and T20 cricket combined. Here are more details about this excellent cricketer;

Basic Information About Nitish Rana

Full Name Nitish Rana
Age 27 years
Born In Bharthal, Delhi
Bat Style Left-handed
Bowl Style Right-arm off break
Home City Delhi
Birth Date December 27, 1993
Height 5’8”
Spouse Saachi Marwah
Net Worth INR 20-30 Crore
Teams India, Delhi, Mumbai Indians, India Red, Indian Board President’s XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, India A, India U23, India B

 

Nitish Rana Cricket Batting Stats:

Nitish Rana is an aggressive batsman who has recorded excellent stats in the Indian Premier League and domestic matches. 

His journey in the Indian Premier League set off from Mumbai Indian in 2015. This team had full of talented players, and hence, Rana had to wait for his chances to showcase his game. This chance came during the 2016 tournament, where he got his fame. During this league, he made 333 runs from 13 matches. 

Once the Mumbai Indians released him, Kolkata Knight Riders came in looking for him before the 2018 auctions. 

Nitish Rana has played in 67 matches for the IPL and batted in 62 of them. He has an average of 1638 runs, with his highest score 87 and a batting average of 27.26. Nitish’s number of not-outs is three and has faced 1224 balls with a strike rate of 133.82. 

Nitish Rana Cricket Bowling Stats:

Nitish Rana has made a handful of first-class appearances in his cricket career. Although he plays as a right-arm off-break bowler part-time, he has made significant contributions in times of need. 

Out of the 67 matches Rana has played in the IPL, he has several 14 innings bowled. He has a record of 103 of the number of balls he has bowled and 142 runs. Nitish has smashed 7 wickets in the IPL and has been the best bowling in innings in 2/11. Additionally, he has been the best in bowling in a match for 2/11. Nitish has a record of Econ of 8.27 with an average of 20.29. His strike rate is 14.71. 

Additionally, Rana has 15 first-class wickets, 33 List A wickets, and T20 wickets. Although he is not a proper all-rounder, he has been delivering some quite good records, as you have seen. 

Career Information

T201 Debut;

Sri Lanka versus India which took place at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in July 27, 2021. Last T20I match was Sri Lanka versus India in R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, in July 29, 2021.

ODI Debut;

Sri Lanka versus India which was in R Premadasa Colombo, in July 23, 2021. This was also the last ODI match he played.

T20 Debut;

Delhi versus Vidarbha, venue Indore on March 30, 2013. Last T20 was Sri Lanka versus India, in R Premadasa Stadium Colombo, on July 29, 2021.

FC Matches Debut;

Vidarbha versus Delhi venue Delhi on October 8, 2015. Last FC match he played was in Delhi versus Rajasthan which was in Delhi on February 12-15, 2020.

Nitish Rana Records & Achievements

Other than his debuts, Nitish Rana has made other records and achievements. They include;

  1. For the 2015-26 Ranji Trophy, he scored 557 runs and became the top run-scorer for Delhi.
  2. In the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was the second-highest run-scorer for the Delhi team with 2018 runs.
  3. In the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he scored 299 runs in 8 matches at an average of 42.71 and a strike rate of 175.88. 
  4. Nitish Rana was named in the India ‘s A squad for the 2018 -19 Deodhar Trophy.
  5. In a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match, Rana led Delhi to score 236 for 9 in 20 overs. 
  6. He again helped his team chase Baroda’s total of 153 when he smashed 53 of just 29 balls. 
  7. He scored an unbeaten inning of 60 runs of just 44 balls while playing against Jharkhand. During this match, Delhi lost at first three wickets for just 14 runs but then won by 5 wickets due to Rana’s help. 
  8. He was appointed the captain of the Delhi domestic team in November 2018.

Injuries

Nitish Rana was injured in Indian Premier League 2018 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He got lower back spasms, and he did not even attend KKR’s training session. 

For the IPL 2021, he tested negative for the COVID 19 after a positive test scare. So he will be playing for the KKR this season. 

Lesser-Known Facts About Nitish Rana

  • His father is a math teacher who has been supporting him throughout his cricket career.
  • Rana has been playing cricket since he was 12 years old.
  • He did practice in the same field as Gautam Gambhir in his childhood.
  • For his achievement in T20 cricket, he credited former Australian captain Ricky. 
  • He was bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 10 Lakh but did not play any tournament in that year.
  • It was in 2017 when he played in the tournament for Mumbai Indians. In this league, he showed off his skills with excellent innings of 50 with just 29 balls. Mumbai won in this match. 
  • He learned how to embrace his fears of facing express pace bowling by listening to renowned motivational speaker Mike Horn’s lectures. 
  • Nitish Rana’s wife is an award-winning architect. 

Banning & Controversies

Rana was on the list of the 22 players banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India due to age-fudging in 2015. He was banned after discrepancies were found in his date of birth. 

In 2020, the age-fudging issue was visited yet again, but the allegations were proven wrong. 

Stay tuned to catch more updates about players. 

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.sportskeeda.com/player/nitish-rana
  2. https://starsunfolded.com/nitish-rana/
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitish_Rana
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