KL Rahul Can Positively Get A Look-In In The England Sequence: Aakash Chopra

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Former Indian opening batsman Aakash Chopra has commented on KL Rahul’s chances of fitting into the team against England in the upcoming test series. India and England will honk their horns in five tests, the first of which begins in Nottingham on Wednesday. Aakash Chopra believes a few holes in the tourist roster give KL Rahul a good chance to play some tests on the English coast.

KL Rahul has not played red ball cricket for India since August 2019 due to inconsistent performance in the format. With the appearance of Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, and Mayank Agarwal, the classic right-handed fell further down the pecking order. But he questioned himself for the first test by producing a hundred in the warm-up game. Rahul still averages 34.59 in 36 tests.

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Aakash Chopra noted that in addition to experience playing in English conditions, KL Rahul also scored a ton of goals in the warm-up match. The 43-year-old believes he has a chance as he played as a medium-order batter in the game. Chopra also stated that there appears to be a gap in the middle, the reason Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav were added to the roster.

“KL Rahul has the experience to play under English conditions. He got a Test hundred in England and one in the warm-up game too. He is now playing as a medium-sized batsman. He can definitely get a chance. There is a gap in the middle, which is why Shaw and Surya (Suryakumar Yadav) were added to the roster. ” Chopra stated on his Youtube channel.

Looking at all the factors, KL Rahul can definitely take a look: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image credit: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra further noted that India’s hitting weaknesses are a little obvious as the opening players still have to prove themselves in overseas conditions, while Hanuma Vihari’s abilities also appear dubious. Hence, the cricketer-turned-commentator believes KL Rahul has secured an opportunity or two at the top or middle tier.

Team India has weaknesses in batting. Abhimanyu Easwaran does not seem to be in good shape. The opening couple Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma have yet to prove themselves overseas. One is not sure whether Hanuma Vihari is consistent with the bat. So if you look at all the factors, KL Rahul can definitely take a look. I think he can play as an opener too, but at the moment he seems to hit in the middle when he plays. he added.

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