Former India opener mentioned that white-ball vice-captain KL Rahul must revert again to the center order within the upcoming ODI sequence towards the West Indies to offer the Indian staff the energy and probably put stress on Rishabh Pant to be extra constant in making runs.
Rahul batted on the prime of the order for Staff India within the not too long ago concluded ODI sequence towards South Africa, during which the guests misplaced 0-2. Nonetheless, with Rohit Sharma again within the Indian staff and more likely to open with Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian vice-captain should bat down the order.
The three-match ODI sequence between India and West Indies will start on February 6 and all three matches might be performed within the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad.
He [KL Rahul] Will Have To Play In The Center Order Now: Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra opined throughout a dialogue on the Star Sports activities present “Recreation Plan” that KL Rahul will serve the Indian staff effectively whereas batting within the center order and it could be greatest for Staff India with the World Cup in thoughts.
“The World Cup is one-and-a-half years away and we’ve got seen lots of issues change in three months, this has been the story of Indian cricket of late. He [Rahul] should play within the center order now. When he performs within the center order, I really feel he’ll put some stress on Rishabh Pant as effectively,” he mentioned.
“He [Pant] will should be constant. You may kill two birds with one stone as a result of when KL Rahul had batted within the center order in ODI cricket, he was enjoying as a wicketkeeper. He had carried out that position effectively though he was given an opportunity to do this in only a few matches,” Chopra added.
Rahul has performed 9 ODIs for Staff India as a wicketkeeper-batter. He has amassed 458 runs at an excellent common of 65.42 in these matches, which features a century towards New Zealand.
Aakash Chopra additionally mentioned that KL Rahul can bat at no.4 if Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open the innings and Virat Kohli bats at no. 3.