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Varun Aaron

Varun Aaron

India India

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BORN October 29, 1989
BIRTH PLACE Singhbhum, Bihar (now Jharkhand)
CURRENT AGE 29
ROLE Bowler
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE Right-arm fast
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
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Varun Aaron is a right-arm fast bowler from Jharkhand. He has represented the state’s Under-19 team. In 2008, he was one of the two MRF Indian Under-19 prospects to be picked to play at the Australian Centre of Excellence.

With impressive bowling figures in the List A and first-class levels, he has also proved to be a handy batsman. He showed glimpses of his pace when he bowled at a threatening speed of 153 km/h in the Vijay Hazare Tophy finals against Gujarat in March 2011. He was picked up subsequently by Delhi ahead of the Indian T20 league in April 2011, considering his ability to be a reliable pacer. Aaron then got an opportunity to play in the Emerging Players tournament held in Australia in the same year, where he impressed with his wicket-taking abilities. His efforts paid rich dividends as he received a surprise international call-up for India's ODI series against England later that year, replacing the injured Ishant Sharma but did not get a game.

In the subsequent return series in India, Aaron was picked again and made his debut in the 4th ODI against England, picking up three quick wickets. Following that, he was included in the Test team to face West Indies at home but lost out on a place in the first two Tests to Vidarbha pacer Umesh Yadav. He got his chance in the third Test against Mumbai when he replaced Yadav. He picked up the wicket of centurion, Darren Bravo in the first innings. Aaron continues to be in contention for a spot in the national team. In the Indian T20 league, 2014, Bangalore bought him to bolster their bowling attack.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 6807 122
3 Australia 5543 111
4 South Africa 5193 110
5 New Zealand 4737 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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