Kiran Carlson

Date of birth 16.05.1998 Squad number 5 Role in team Batter 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

Full name: Kiran Shah Carlson

Place of birth: Cardiff

Right-hand batter, Right-arm off-break bowler

Batter Kiran Carlson made a dramatic first-class debut for Glamorgan against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road in 2016 – with the ball: taking 5/28 with his occasional off-breaks, the best-ever figures on debut by a spin bowler for Glamorgan.

But it is as a batter and the captain of Glamorgan’s Royal London One-Day Cup winning side in 2021 that Kiran has become better known – although he still also bowls for the county.

It took Kiran just two weeks after his “five for” against Northamptonshire to score his maiden first-class century for Glamorgan – against Essex at Chelmsford, becoming the youngest-ever Glamorgan centurion in the process. And the runs have been flowing ever since.

Appointed one-day captain in 2021, Kiran led Glamorgan as they stormed to the 50-over title, beating Durham in the Final at Trent Bridge.


2015 Academy Player of the Year

2018 Young Player of the Year

2021 Player of the Year

Click here for Kiran Carlson's Glamorgan Cricket Archives profile

Matches 13
Innings 23
Not Outs 2
Runs 942
Highest Score 192
Average 44.86
50s 5
100s 3
Innings Bowled 12
Overs 393.0
Wickets 14
Runs Conceded 800
Average 57.14
Economy Rate 4.08
Best Bowling 3 for 147
Matches 14
Innings 14
Not Outs 1
Runs 392
Highest Score 77
Average 30.15
50s 2
100s 0
Innings Bowled 4
Overs 10.2
Wickets 2
Runs Conceded 60
Average 30.00
Economy Rate 12.00
Best Bowling 2 for 13
Matches 7
Innings 7
Not Outs 0
Runs 332
Highest Score 75
Average 47.43
50s 4
100s 0
Innings Bowled 7
Overs 112.0
Wickets 8
Runs Conceded 339
Average 42.38
Economy Rate 6.05
Best Bowling 4 for 48