KL Rahul is India’s top pick for 5th place at the 2023 ODI World Cup, according to Aakash Chopra’s. He went on to say that the goalie-batsman’s versatility is definitely working against him.
From October 5 to November 19 of this year, India will host the international 50+ extravaganza. Rahul will be hoping to be healthy and available for the quadrennial event since he is currently recovering from
Thigh surgery and is not in India’s 17-man ODI squad for the ongoing series against the West Indies.
Rahul has a good track record with a 5th place finish according to Chopra, who noted this in a video posted on his YouTube channel. He did, however, add that the Karnataka batter’s versatility at the plate had cost him personally.
KL Rahul has the greatest numbers when he has played at No. 5 in the past two to four years, according to his statistics. He has performed admirably. He runs in a ton of runs. Your adaptability is not always a benefit to you personally. KL Rahul’s middle-order batting is crucial for the club, he stated.
The former Indian opener emphasized that Rohit Sharma and company were compelled to bat Rahul at those positions since other players were unable to bat lower in the order.
Any batsman with opening skills will tell you that this is the position to play him in white ball cricket. KL Rahul has played there and done well but has the ability to keep wickets and bats lower than most which is probably why. Therefore, he is asked to reject the order, he continued.
Sanju Samson filling in for KL Rahul was described by Aakash Chopra’s as “an extremely automatic choice.”
If KL Rahul is not totally healthy and available, according to Aakash Chopra, Sanju Samson is the best fallback option. He stated:
What happens if KL Rahul is not entirely well and available? So you also need to give him a choice. That’s a fascinating one. In this (West Indies series), Sanju Samson is present as well. Consequently, it is a totally automatic decision.
The renowned pundit noted that the Kerala wicketkeeper-batter is a nearly identical substitute and has an incredible middle-order record, noting:
In ODIs, Sanju has batted down the order at a rate of roughly 100. You can now play him. It will replace the item exactly like-for-like. He will keep as well as bat at No. 5. Sanju Samson should therefore be in the lead after all.
Ishan Kishan is a different alternative, but Chopra noted that since he is not a middle-order batter, including him in the XI could negatively affect the team’s balance. He continued by saying that the Men in Blue might bat both Samson and Kishan against the Windies in the middle order turning the match into a one-sided contest.
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