Indian batsman/wicketkeeper KL Rahul has been doing quite a good for himself since the past few matches. He seems to fit in every role that is given to him by the team management. Rishabh Pant, who got injured after being hit by a bouncer in the first match has been ruled out as of now due to a concussion.
Rahul took his place behind the wickets and the result has been great. This is what Indian captain Virat Kohli said about Rahul:
“Rahul really brings in a good balance to keep that well and bat that well in that position. It’s just that he’s come into that slot and has done well. We’ll have to persist with that a little bit and see where that takes us and not necessarily be confused about the other options that we have. I think lack of clarity in terms of positions in the past has really hurt us. Now that we understand that this team is right, we’re going to go ahead with that for a while and figure out whether this is the right team or not. We can’t chop and change immediately and create confusion within the group. We’re playing well, unchanged team, and we did the job again. Two wins back to back… I don’t see any reason why we should change this balance as it has done well.”
“He is very open to playing anywhere because he is a proper batsman and does good in any format and any position in the game. He won’t go slam-bang from ball one but he can do what he did in Rajkot just playing good cricketing shots. So I think solid game plan and understanding of his game is helping. He has reflected on what he needs to do in the last five-six months and he has come a long way.”