Kiran Carlson

Date of birth 16.05.1998 Squad number 5 Role in team Batsman Glamorgan debut 15 July 2016 v Pakistan A at Newport (List A) Random fact Kiran’s paradise would be a barbecue on an Australian Beach

The past few seasons have seen Kiran Carlson become the Club’s youngest-ever centurion, besides falling nine runs short of being the youngest batsman to score a double-hundred.

The 2019 season saw Carlson struggle with injury, but not before he scored a century in the evening session on the first day of the season against Northamptonshire in the County Championship.

In 2016 Kiran made a dramatic and record-breaking start to his career as a professional cricketer. The eighteen year-old batsman-spinner from Cardiff made his first-class debut against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road and claimed 5/28 with his occasional off-breaks – the best-ever figures on debut by a spin bowler for the Welsh county.

A fortnight later at Chelmsford, Kiran then posted his maiden Championship hundred against Essex at Chelmsford. Not only did he become Glamorgan’s youngest-ever centurion in first-class cricket, his crisp and wristy strokeplay, allied to a level-headed approach to batting helped Glamorgan into a position from which they were able to secure a victory.

2017 saw Kiran feature in both red ball and white ball cricket for the Welsh, with his lively fielding creating a favourable impression in the short form of the game. In September 2017, after deferring a place to read Engineering at Cardiff University, Kiran scored a career-best 191 against Gloucestershire at The SSE SWALEC, with the right-handed batsman nearly becoming the Club’s youngster player to score a double hundred.

Kiran had a standout year in 2018, scoring a sensational 152 in a record stand of 289 for the fourth wicket with Usman Khawaja at Swansea. He had a breakthrough season in the T20 blast, scoring almost 300 runs, whilst making his highest score of 58 against Surrey at the Oval on TV.

AWARDS

2015 Academy Player of the Year

2018 Young Player of the Year

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