Indian player KL Rahul is all set to replace Shikhar Dhawan as the opener in the team's next ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Dhawan sustained a thumb injury during India vs Australia match played on June 9 and he is most likely to be out of action for three weeks. KL Rahul is going to don the role of opening batsman along with Rohit Sharma in India vs New Zealand fixture, played on June 13. Ahead of the coming fixture, we will look at KL Rahul's stats and records in One-Day Internationals. Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 For 3 Weeks, Team India to Miss Opener Who Sustained Thumb Injury During IND vs AUS Match!
In 16 ODI games, K L Rahul has managed 380 runs with a single century to his name. These numbers show its still early days in his career but the potential to be a champion cricketer is what makes him special. He is currently playing on the No. 4 spot in the team, beating stiff competition from Vijay Shankar. He had a good showing in England when India played them in the T20 games. The Karnataka batsman is known to play long innings if he survives the initial phase where he is vulnerable to ordinary shots. Schedule of Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: List of Indian Team’s Matches, Time Table, Date, Venue and Squad Details.
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In the two matches played so far in the 12th edition of Cricket World Cup, KL Rahul has managed 11 runs in 3 deliveries against Australia and 26 runs off 42 deliveries against South Africa. Filling in for Shikhar Dhawan will be a tough ask for Rahul as Dhawan was in prime form and provided a solid opening partnership with Rohit Sharma. But Indian cricket fans would expect KL Rahul to make full of the given opportunity.