KL Rahul’s form had been a big headache not only for Virat Kohli but also for the selectors. In fact, MSK Prasad, the Chief Selector of the Indian cricket team in an interview also mentioned that KL Rahul’s form was a big disappointment for him. The selectors had pushed him to India A squad against England Lions for regaining his form. The Chief Selector had indirectly issued a warning that if KL Rahul does not get runs, he could be dropped from World Cup 2019. However, KL has finally come back in form and has scored a back-to-back half- centuries. Australia ODIs: Choice Between Khaleel and Unadkat for ODIs.
On Wednesday score 81 runs from 166 deliveries giving a good start to the team. In the previous match, KL Rahul had score 89 runs. Sadly, the match ended with a draw. With this kind of a form, KL Rahul is expected to be in the playing for the upcoming series against Australia. It would be interesting to see how KL Rahul performs in the home series as the World Cup is just a few matches away. KL Rahul is closely competing with Ajinkya Rahane who is also a part of the World Cup scheme. Rahane is currently captaining Rest of India side in the Irani Cup 2019 and could contribute just 13 runs with the bat in first innings.
Talking about KL Rahul’s innings on Wednesday, the right-hander stuck eleven boundaries and jointly contributed with a partnership of 178 runs. Abhimanyu Easwaran made 117 runs. India A posted 282/3 on the board at stumps on Day 1.