Varun Aaron overview

Varun Aaron is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm fast bowler and a right-hand batsman. He was born in the Singhbhum district in Jharkhand. The 31-year fast bowler is a product of MRF pace academy and he was spotted by a talent scout at the age of 15.

Varun Aaron is an admirer of legendary West Indian fast bowler Andy Roberts and speed has been his main focus since his early age. But Varun’s career was violated by so frequent injuries that became the major obstruction to his sustenance in the long term.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 9 14 5 35 9 3.89 110 31.82 0 0 0 4 0
ODI 9 3 2 8 6 8.0 15 53.33 0 0 0 1 0
IPL 50 13 8 50 17 10.0 72 69.44 0 0 0 2 2

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 9 14 1189 947 18 3/97 3/97 4.78 52.61 66.06 0 0
ODI 9 9 380 419 11 3/24 3/24 6.62 38.09 34.55 0 0
IPL 50 48 964 1429 42 3/16 3/16 8.89 34.02 22.95 0 0

Early signs

In his opening year with the Jharkhand under-19 team, Varun had represented East Zone and even was called up in the under-19 India camp. Varun made his debut in first-class cricket for Jharkhand in 2008, playing in a Ranji Trophy Plate Group match against Jammu & Kashmir. Varun captured 2 for 51 and in the second innings, he took 2 for 67. Varun shined after a gap of three years when in the Vijaya Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat in 2011, the Jharkhand pacer grabbed headlines, bowling consistently at an amazing speed of 153 kilometers per hour. He took 13 wickets in the Ranji Trophy that season. Varun was selected in the India Emerging Players’ squad that went to Australia and there also he impressed with his bowling. Varun has claimed 167 wickets in 63 first-class matches so far at an economy rate of 3.45 with his figure of 8 for 53 in a match. He has scored 799 runs in as many matches in first-class cricket with his top score of 72. However, having made his debut in List ‘A’ cricket against Assam in 2010, Varun has played in 65 matches and captured 98 wickets at an economy rate of 5.42 with his best figure of 5 for 47, and with the bat, he has scored 243 runs in as many matches.

ODI Career

Varun Aaron had begun his journey in One Day International in 2011, playing against England at Mumbai. He has got chances of playing in only 9 ODIs so far and claimed 11 wickets with his best figure of 3 for 24.

Test career

Varun Aaron made his debut in the 3rd Test against West Indies at Mumbai in 2011. Varun was expensive, giving away 106 runs in 28 overs, but captured three wickets. Then following a back injury Varun was ruled out of the game for the next three years. He returned to main-stream cricket in 2014, getting selected in the national squad in a five-Test series against England. He got into the playing eleven in the fourth Test at Old Trafford and earned praise for having scalped 5 wickets including both the innings. Varun’s precise bouncer broke Stuart Broad's nose during that series and the fast bowler was awarded a brief contract with Durham County However, he has played in 9 Tests and claimed 18 wickets with his best figure of 3 for 97.

IPL career

Varun Aaron had made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2011 donning Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) shirts. In his maiden IPL year, he claimed only 2 wickets, having participated in 4 matches. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab in 2017 for Rs 2.8 crores. Then he joined Rajasthan Royals and played till last year IPL. But on Thursday, during the auction for the 2021 IPL, Aaron has not yet been sold. He has claimed 42 wickets in 50 IPL matches at an economy rate of 11.75.

T20 Career

Varun Aaron who has not yet featured in a Twenty20 International match started participating in a T20 match since his first match against Tripura in 2010. He has participated in 87 T20 matches in the domestic circuit and claimed 87 wickets at an economy rate of 8.58 with his best figure 3 for 16.

ICC Trophies

The speedster’s progress has been halted by frequent injuries.


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