KL, an Indian batter Rahul is experiencing a batting slump in Test cricket. The batter did not score much in the first two innings of the current Test series between Australia and India. The player has been kept on the squad for the current series despite being out of shape, albeit his position as vice-captain has been eliminated. When the BCCI announced the lineup for the final two Test matches against Australia, Rahul’s name did not carry the designation of vice-captain next to it.
According to several rumours, Shubman Gill would replace Rahul in the starting lineup after being sacked from his post. Everything will depend on Rahul’s ability to keep his job.
Before the India-Australia series continues, have a look at KL Rahul’s performance as vice captain and captain of the Indian Test team:
travel through South Africa on a topsy-turvy
KL Team India’s captain at the time, Virat Kohli, missed the second Test match against South Africa due to an injury, therefore Rahul took over as captain. Before leaving the game with a score of 8, he had scored 50 runs throughout the first innings. In the following game, which saw Kohli reclaim the captaincy, Rahul scored 12 and 10 runs over the course of two innings.
a dismal series against Bangladesh as a batter
Despite KL Rahul’s ineffectiveness with the bat, Team India easily defeated Bangladesh un both games of the two-match Test series. Rahul scored 22 and 23 points in the first game, but only managed 10 and 2 points in the second, significantly hurting his cause
Rahul continues to struggle.
Once the series against Australia gets underway, Rahul finds it difficult to recapture his form. He scored 20 runs in the first game’s last inning and 17 and one in the second.