18 April 1992Date of Birth
The fans of Lucknow Super Giants – the newest franchise in the IPL – will pin their hopes on this man as the team looks to set the ball rolling and make their mark in their maiden IPL season. LSG picked KL Rahul – one of the finest – batters of the modern era to the board via draft and made him their captain. While Rahul, who was earlier leading Punjab Kings, will have a new set of players at his disposal, he will be out to lead from the front and bring the best out of his new teammates. KL Rahul has over 3200 IPL runs to his name and his run-tally from the last four seasons (recent first) read: 626, 670, 593 and 659. The stylish yet destructive right-hander also holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in the IPL. He has been a pillar for the Indian team across formats and it will not be any different when he sets foot on the field for LSG.