In Test cricket, India’s KL Rahul is experiencing a slump with the bat. In the first two innings of the present Test series between India and Australia, the batter failed to score much. Despite being in bad form, the player has been maintained in the squad for the current series, but his title as vice-captain has been dropped. Rahul’s name did not have the title of vice-captain next to it when the BCCI released the roster for the final two Test matches against Australia.
There are several rumours that Rahul has been fired from his position and that Shubman Gill would take his spot in the starting Lineup. When the third Test begins at the Holkar Cricket Ground in Indore on March 1, it will all be obvious whether Rahul can keep his spot or not.
Have a look at KL Rahul’s performance as the vice-captain and captain of the Indian Test team before the series between India and Australia resumes:
Ride on a topsy turvy in South Africa
KL Rahul led Team India in the second Test match against South Africa because Virat Kohli, the team’s leader at the time, was out with an injury. He scored 50 runs throughout the first innings of the game before going out for a score of 8. Rahul made 12 and 10 runs over the course of two innings in the following game, which saw Kohli take back the captaincy.
A terrible series as a batter vs. Bangladesh
The KL Rahul-led Team India easily thrashed Bangladesh in both games of the two-match Test series, but he was ineffective with the bat. Rahul scored 22 and 23 in the first game but his campaign suffered a further setback when he only managed 10 and 2 in the second.
Rahul is still having trouble.
Rahul struggles to regain his form as the series against Australia begins. In the first game’s lone inning, he scored 20 runs, and in the second game, he scored 17 and 1 run.