Under the captaincy of Indian team’s vice-captain and opener KL Rahul, India recently registered a 2-0 Test series against Bangladesh. But even in this series, Rahul’s bat looked silent, after which questions are constantly being raised on him getting a place in the team.
Let us tell you that even in big tournaments like T20I World Cup 2022, KL (KL Rahul) was seen struggling to score runs, in which case his T20I and Test cricket career is under threat. Let us tell you that there are 5 such players to snatch Rahul’s place, who can give victory to India single-handedly due to their strong performance.
These 5 players are ready to replace KL Rahul -:
Team India’s opener Shubman Gill’s name is included at number 1 in the list. Shubman Gill is looking in excellent form at the moment. In the recently concluded Test series, Gill hit a blistering century against Bangladesh. He scored a total of 157 runs in the two-match Test series.
In such a situation, looking at his excellent form, he is being considered as the best alternative to KL Rahul. At the same time, in the Test series against Australia in February 2023, he can be seen opening with Rohit Sharma.
Number 2 is the name of Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson, who has been continuously being ignored for a long time. Please tell that Sanju does not lack talent, but despite this he is not getting a chance to play. In T20Is, he has opened in four matches as an opener, scoring 105 runs at an average of 26.25 and a strike rate of 164.06.
While Sanju has so far scored 5612 runs in 226 T20 matches, he scored 330 runs in 11 matches in ODIs. In such a situation, Sanju is being considered as an alternative to KL Rahul.
Number three includes the name of Team India opener Ishan Kishan, who is being considered as the best alternative to KL Rahul as an opener. The left-handed batsman has so far played a total of 21 T20Is matches in T20I cricket career, in which he has scored 589 runs at an average of 29.45. Recently, Ishan scored a double century in the ODI series against Bangladesh.
He scored 210 runs in 131 balls, which included 24 fours and 10 sixes. In such a situation, Ishaan is being considered as the best alternative to KL Rahul in T20 format.
Number 4 includes the name of Team India opener Prithvi Shaw, who is currently not getting opportunities to play for India. But Prithvi’s form is excellent these days, in this season of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Prithvi performed brilliantly for the Mumbai team. He also became the highest run-scorer for the Mumbai team. He has played a total of 92 T20I matches from the year 2018 to 2022, in which he has scored 2401 runs with his bat, in which he has scored 18 half-centuries and one century.
During this, his strike rate was 151.67. In such a situation, looking at his brilliant performance, he is being considered as the best alternative to KL Rahul.
At number 5 is the name of Indian team opener Rituraj Gaikwad, whose bat was seen spewing fire in domestic cricket. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, he scored 4 centuries while playing for the Maharashtra team and in a match played against UP, he also did the feat of hitting 7 sixes in an over.
Along with this, he also performed brilliantly in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In such a situation, he is being considered as the best option in place of KL Rahul.