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Varun Aaron
Varun Aaron

Full Name: Varun Raymond Aaron

DOB: 29th Oct 1989

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium fast

Team:
  • India
  • India A
  • India Green
  • Leicestershire
  • Rest of India
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Delhi Daredevils
  • Jharkhand
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 9 14 5 35 3.89 9 110 31.82 0 0 4 0 1 0
    ODIs 9 3 2 8 8 6* 15 53.33 0 0 1 0 1 0
    T20is 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    First Class 48 73 17 655 11.7 72 1494 43.84 0 1 83 10 11 0
    List A 43 21 6 193 12.87 34 226 85.4 0 0 17 7 12 0
    T20s 65 24 13 105 9.55 17* 140 75 0 0 10 2 9 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 9 14 1189 12 947 18 52.61 4.78 66.06 3/97 0 0 0
    ODIs 9 9 380 1 419 11 38.09 6.62 34.55 3/24 0 0 0
    T20is 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    First Class 48 73 7138 232 4134 126 32.81 3.47 56.65 6/63 5 4 0
    List A 43 42 2002 15 1778 66 26.94 5.33 30.33 5/47 1 2 0
    T20s 65 63 1368 2 1917 64 29.95 8.41 21.38 3/16 0 0 0
    Profile

    When Varun Aaron bowled a 153kph rocket in the 2010-11 Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat, he immediately made a name for himself, grabbing headlines in a country looking for genuine pace. His rise thereafter was also quick, and within a year, he had made it to the Indian team. He was part of the One-Day International squad on India’s shambolic tour of England in 2011, and made his debut later in the year when England toured India for an ODI series. When his national call-up came, he had played only 13 first-class matches.


    The lack of experience didn’t hinder him though, and his debut was impressive as he returned 3 for 24. A month after his ODI debut, he made his Test debut too, in November 2011. On a flat pitch in Mumbai, Aaron picked up 3 for 106 against West Indies.

    His performance earned him a place in India’s squad for the tour to Australia, but Aaron had a stress reaction in his back and had to pull out of the tour.

    Aaron, who idolises Andy Roberts, has had to deal with injuries for a large part of his life though. He joined the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai as a 15-year-old, and his keenness for pace led to two stress fractures on his back shortly after making his Ranji Trophy debut in 2008-09. That hasn’t made Aaron compromised on pace though, and he continues to bowl consistently at over 140 kph.

    He played for Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL before moving to Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2014. A decent season with them and his ability to bowl fast led to a place in the Indian Test squad for the England tour.

    Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Manoj Narayan
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