Nitish Rana

Basic Information About the Player

Full Name: Nitish Rana
Nationality: Indian
Age: 27 years old
Bat Style: Left-Handed Bat
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi, Mumbai Indians, India, India Red, India U23
Bowl Style: Right-arm off-break

Achievements, Wins, and Leagues

He made his remarkable and modest showing at the Ranji Trophy in the year 2016, where he recorded 557 runs, to become one of the best runners in the Delhi team. Additionally, he scored 229 runs at the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in the year 2016 while still playing for Delhi. As if that was not enough in 2016, he became the 2nd highest runner in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

In the game against Jharkhand, he shocked fans with his undefeated 60 runs, noting that Delhi Capitals had already lost the first three wickets in only 14 runs. His contribution led Delhi to triumph by five wickets. In the 2017-2018 Ranji season, he recorded an outstanding 613 runs in only eight games, which steered him to being shortlisted in India A lineup for the Deodhar Trophy for the 2018-2019 season.

He started off playing in the IPLs in 2015 while at Mumbai Indians. The MI squad had so many stars that overshadowed his talent, which was seen in sections in 2016 but shone in 2017. He recorded a score of 333 runs in 13 matches, which facilitated the team’s triumph in their second IPL trophy. He later moved to Kolkata Knight Riders wherein the 2018 IPL; he recorded 304 runs in 15 games. His outstanding skills have made him become a significant team member, making front-page news with his wins. He has the skill to steady the innings and hastens when necessary. He had a very decent game in the 2019 IPL scoring 344 runs in 14 matches. On the flip side, he has a negative aspect whereby he cannot translate his starts to big knockouts and his inclination to fall away when the season approaches the culmination. It happened while in MI and KK in 2017 and 2018, respectively. It has made him not make the cut in national selections.


In 2018, while playing for the Kolkata Knights, he walked off the field during a match against Bangalore’s Royal challengers due to a lower back spasm. They, however, won the game by six wickets.

Last 3 Match Played

In the last three matches he has played, his team has lost.

On 23rd July 2021, during the 3rd ODI played by India Vs. Sri Lanka at Colombo, Sri Lanka won by three wickets with a player of the match being Avishka Fernando. On 28th July 2021, during the second T20 at Colombo, Sri Lanka beat India by four wickets, with the player of the match named to be Dhananjaya de Silva from the Sri Lanka team. Lastly, on 29th July 2021, during the 3rd T20I at Colombo, Sri Lanka still beat India by seven wickets, with the player of the match being Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka.

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