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Why is KL Rahul getting so many chances in Team India?

By Kaif - February 20, 2023 - Last updated on Feb 20, 2023 01:24 PM
Why is KL Rahul getting so many chances in Team India?

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Why is KL Rahul getting so many chances in Team India, Why KL Rahul removed as Team India vice-captain

KL Rahul was made vice-captain in the first two matches of the Test series against Australia, but he was very disappointed in batting. He could only score 38 runs in three innings. So let's know why KL Rahul is getting so many opportunities in Team India.

Why is KL Rahul getting so many chances in Team India?

KL Rahul, a name that remains in the Indian cricket team in some form or the other. Opener KL Rahul, who was struggling with very poor form, was fed as a wicketkeeper in ODIs. Ishaan Kishan, who scored a double century in ODIs, had to bear the brunt of this. He was made to sit outside for Rahul.

Now something similar is happening in the 4-match Test series against Australia. Rahul, who returned to the team after marriage, was directly given a chance as an opener in the Nagpur Test. This time, Shubman Gill, who scored a double century in ODIs and scored runs in a consistent manner, was made to sit out for Rahul.

Rahul is constantly being given opportunities, but the team is facing the brunt of it. The team has been in trouble many times because of him. In the Australian series, Rahul was given a chance by sitting out Shubman Gill. The result was as per the expectations of the fans. Once again Rahul proved to be a flop.

Rohit Sharma and Dravid said, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid have supported KL Rahul. After winning the Delhi Test, both of them said in unison that such a situation comes with every player. We will continue to support Rahul.Now that Rohit and Dravid have shown so much sympathy for KL Rahul and have spoken of their continuous support, then the question also becomes why and how long will this support continue? Will it pay off in the ODI World Cup as well? Will the support stop then?

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KL Rahul Test Performance

30-year-old Rahul was made vice-captain in the series against Australia, but he has disappointed in the first two matches. He could only score 38 runs in three innings. Don't think that only because of three innings, the fans are talking about Rahul's ouster.

Please tell that this very bad form of Rahul is continuing from January 2022 itself. Since then, Rahul has played 6 Test matches, scoring only 175 runs in 11 innings. While Akshar Patel has scored 158 runs in the last three innings only. In such a situation, you can understand Rahul's form.

During these 11 innings, KL Rahul averaged only 15.90. He has scored only one half-century during this period. Rahul also captained the two-Test series against Bangladesh in Rohit Sharma's absence. Rahul's overall average in Test is also not good. He played a total of 47 Test matches so far, but averaged only 33.44 in his Test career.

Why KL Rahul removed as Team India vice-captain

He was included as the vice-captain in the Indian squad selected for the first two Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. But he was a complete flop in both these Test matches. Even before this, he was flopping in Test matches. In the last 10 Test innings, he has not been able to score more than 23 runs even once. In such a situation, when the BCCI announced the team for the remaining two Test matches against Australia, KL Rahul got a place in it but the vice-captain was removed from his name. BCCI has not given vice-captaincy to anyone for these two test matches.

When KL Rahul returned to the field after being fully fit, he had forgotten his old style of batting. He went on to flop in all the three formats of cricket. In such a situation, he also lost the vice-captaincy of all three formats back to back. In his place, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav got these responsibilities.

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