In the Nagpur Test against Australia, KL Rahul finally speaks up about his batting position; hints at India’s XI participation

KL Rahul also gave a hint as to who India might field for the first Test match. KL Rahul scored 393 runs and six half-centuries during Australia’s last trip to India in 2017.

He led the series with three runs scored. He was able to save himself with his 149 in Oval despite the lows of 2018 before facing the axe.

In an effort to secure a spot in the Test lineup once more upon his return in 2021, he scored a lot at Lord’s and Centurion.

Rahul’s place in India’s playing XI is still uncertain as Australia returns to India after six years. The emergence of Shubman Gill has sparked debate regarding whether India should start with Rahul in the first Test in Nagpur or move him to the middle order.

Rahul has spoken up in the midst of the discussion. In 42 of his 45 Test appearances, Rahul has batted first for India, making up the majority of his innings there.

He scored seven centuries and 2513 runs at 35.90. He has only ever played in the middle order once, against Australia in Melbourne in 2014 when he was run out for three runs.

Harbhajan Singh and other seasoned cricketers have backed Gill to open alongside captain Rohit Sharma, leaving Rahul as a middle-order option.

Suryakumar Yadav is a potential option to fill the gap, but the latter faces stiff competition for the other role as well.

When asked about his batting position on Tuesday during the pre-match press conference in Nagpur, Rahul responded, “If the team wants me to bat in the middle, I am ready to do it.”

Additionally, Rahul offered a hint regarding India’s probable starting lineup for the first Test.
“Due to the turning track in India.

There will be a temptation to play three spinners, but we will know the pitch on the day of the game. “Not decided on playing XI,” he stated. difficult choice, as there are a few open positions.”

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