KL Rahul’s form has been a big worry not only for the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli but also MSK Prasad, the Chief Selector. He had a bad time with the bat not only in England but also in the home series against West Indies last year and then was banned due to Koffee With Karan 6 fiasco. With World Cup being five matches away, does KL Rahul stand a chance to seal a spot in the World Cup 2019? Indian cricket team Chief Selector, MSK Prasad said that he needs runs to come back into the squad. KL Rahul Finally Finds Some Form in India A's Strong Reply.
In an interview with a leading cricket portal, MSK Prasad said, “Of course, he is definitely part of the conversation, but we expect him to get runs if he has to make a comeback.” KL Rahul’s lack of form ushered the selectors to put him in the India A team which is currently playing against England Lions. The management was extremely disappointed with his form in the home series against West Indies and Australia. But he failed on both occasions and his form turned into a major concern for the selectors. KL Rahul to Lead India A vs England Lions, Ajinkya Rahane to Lead Rest of India Against Ranji Trophy Winners Vidarbha.
However, Prasad believes that he is just a knock away from getting back into the groove. “Take that century in the Manchester T20. He is a batsman of supreme class. He has definitely failed in red-ball cricket, but you cannot look at the red-ball form in white-ball cricket. That is what we as selectors ought to consider. Also, he has had limited opportunities to play in ODIs owing to the good form of the regular opening pair of Rohit [Sharma] and Shikhar.” Talking about KL Rahul’s form against England Lions, he scored 55, 0 and 89 runs.