Rahul Shukla is a right hand batsman and a right arm medium pacer, who plays professional cricket for Jharkhand team other than the Mumbai Indians. An active player, he was selected by the Mumbai Indians IPL team to play for the IPL 5 season 2012.
Born in Jharkhand on 28th August, 1990, Rahul made his first class cricket debut in 2009 against Tripura at Ranchi. His List A debut and Twenty20 debut were also in 2009.
Shukla played in 9 matches, scoring 113 runs, with his highest being 72. His batting average accumulated to 11.40 with a strike rate of 42.80. He bowled 1481 balls of 841 runs, taking 21 wickets. His bowling average was 40.04, with an economy rate of 3.40 and a strike rate of 70.5.
Of the 8 List A matches that he was a part of, Shukla scored 50 runs at a batting average of 12.50 and a strike rate of 81.96. He bowled 365 balls of 318 runs, taking 11 wickets. His bowling average accumulated to 28.90, with an economy rate of 5.22 and a strike rate of 33.1.
Rahul played in 4 Twenty20 matches so far, bowling 92 balls of 110 runs, with 7 wickets to his credit. His bowling average came to 15.71, with an economy rate of 7.17 and a strike rate of 13.1.