Nitish Rana

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Nitish Rana’s Profile

Fearless attitude and a passion for reaching heights are surely the characteristics of a great player. Nitish Rana, being an aggressive left-handed batsman who bowls part-time off-spin, is one of the shining lights for Delhi in an otherwise dark 2015-16 Ranji season. Coming onto the field in 2015, at Delhi vs Vidarbha, his drowning career was restructured by an exclusive and successful IPL 2017 campaign. This campaign truly helped Rana emerge as one of the brightest prospects in Indian cricket. By the year of 2018, Rana was named as the captain of Delhi in Ranji cricket, replacing Gautam Gambhir.

Starting his career in 2015, Nitish Rana made his first-class debut in 2015-16, making 557 runs. He shined bright and became the second-highest run-scorer in the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy with 218 runs. Then in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Rana scored 299 runs in eight innings. In the Ranji season of 2016-17, Rana scored 404 runs in eight games which didn't cause any good, and later in the Vijay Hazare Competition, he again had to face a drop.

Getting his place in the IPL couldn't be better for Nitish Rana, as he started stroking his match-winning scores at the beginning, which gave Mumbai Indians a head-start in their eventual victorious campaign. Although he lost his spot in the team after that, this young and enthusiastic man was finally picked by Shah Rukh Khan’s team, Kolkata Knight Riders.

Nitish Rana’s IPL History

The journey of Nitish Rana in the Indian Premier League started with the blasting blue team of Mumbai Indians in the year 2015. As Mumbai Indians has been a team abundant in talent, Rana had to wait to prove himself. The scenario started changing in 2016, and, in 2017, he made 333 runs from 13 matches and made his mark.

Nitish Rana’s current team is KKR as he was released from the squad of Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL. The left-handed batsman has always been a vital one in the team. The only drawback analyzed in the player was that he was usually unable to convert his start into a big knock and then gradually fall apart as the season approaches the finale. Such a scenario was witnessed once in the year 2017 in Mumbai Indians and then in the year 2018 in Kolkata Knight Riders . This blocked the way for the talented batsman to give his shot in selection for nationals.

Playing Style of Nitish Rana

Nitish is an aggressive batsman known for his knocks. His playing style is enjoyed and loved by millions. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he was the leading six-hitter in the year 2015-16, with exact twenty-one sixes. The player being generous and respectful, credited the professional and trained player Ricky Ponting , for helping him develop the big-hitting batsman spirit.

Controversies of Nitish Rana

In 2015, Rana was among the 22 players who were banned by BCCI for age-fudging. Currently, in IPL 2020, Nitish Rana is again being investigated for age-fudging. If the allegations are proven, Kolkata Knight Riders would have lost Rana for the rest of the IPL 2020. But that wasn’t the case as he was one of KKR’s top performers and will surely be someone to watch out for in IPL 2021 too.

Nitish Rana’s Stats

Batting Stats

  First Class List-A T20s
Matches 38 51 96
Innings 58 50 86
Runs 2266 1542 2110
H.S. 174 107 97
Average 41.20 37.60 27.40
100s/50s 6/9 2/9 0/14

Bowling Stats

  First Class List-A T20s
Matches 38 51 96
Innings 35 40 39
Wickets 15 31 26
Economy 3.04 4.52 6.98
Best Bowling (Match) 4/34 3/36 4/17

Some More Details of Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana’s Height

Having a decent personality and body structure, the height of Rana complements his build. Being 5ft 8 inches, he is truly fit and have tough looks for being in the team.

Nitish Rana’s Wife

KKR and Delhi Ranji’s shining player Nitish Rana is married to his long-time girlfriend Saachi Marwah. They tied the knot on 19 February 2019.

Nitish Rana’ Age

Born on 27 December 1993, the player is 26 years old as of now and was born in Bijwasan, Delhi, India.

Nitish Rana’s Education

The player did his early schooling from the DAV Centenary Public School and later got admission in Vidya Jain School, where he played cricket for the team from the year 2008 to 2010.

Facts about Nitish Rana

In the year 2015, Mumbai Indians bought Rana at INR 10 Lakh, but he didn’t get the opportunity to play a single match in the tournament that year. He was retained by the franchise for the next year but still got no chance to play.

In the year 2017, MI got the player out on the field. He stole the show against the KKR by making 50 runs off 29. Mumbai tasted victory in the match.

The player gives credit for his aggressive batting skills to former Australian cricketer and MI coach Ricky Ponting. The experienced player has helped him in his batting techniques. If you think your knowledge of the game is just as good, then you should show your skills on BalleBaazi and win real cash for putting your knowledge of the game to use. Download the fantasy games app now and make your teams. Play your debut match absolutely for FREE.

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