New Delhi. KL Rahul is ready to return to the field once again. He has been given the command of the team for the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. Earlier he was not part of the team due to injury and Shikhar Dhawan was made the captain. He has reached Zimbabwe after passing the fitness test in NCA. After IPL 2022, he was troubled by injury and had to undergo surgery. He was ready to return from the T20 series against West Indies, but he could not be a part of the team due to Corona. The ODI series is going to start from August 18. All three matches are to be held in Harare.
Zimbabwe has been memorable for KL Rahul. He made his ODI debut from here. In the match played in Harare on 11 June 2016, Zimbabwe’s team was reduced to 168 runs while playing first. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took the maximum 4 wickets. Apart from this, Dhawal Kulkarni and Barinder Saran took 2-2 wickets. In response, the Indian team achieved the target by losing one wicket with the help of Rahul’s unbeaten century.
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remained unbeaten on 100
KL Rahul and Karun Nair landed as openers in the match. However, Nair was dismissed after scoring 7 runs off 20 balls. Rahul and Ambati Rayudu made an unbeaten century partnership to ensure the victory of the team. Rahul remained unbeaten on 100 off 115 balls. Hit 7 fours and a six. At the same time, Rayudu stood till the end after scoring 62 runs off 120 balls. Hit 5 fours. The team had captured the 3-match series 3-0.
Player of the Series in the very first series
KL Rahul scored 196 runs in the 3-match series at an average of 196. Scored a century and a half-century. He was the highest run-scorer for the team and was the Player of the Series. He also made his debut in T20 International from this tour. Although he could score only 69 runs in 3 matches. Played the biggest innings of 47 not out. Team India won this series 2-1. In such a situation, Captain Rahul would like to do wonders here once again. After this, he also has to show strength in the T20 Asia Cup starting from 27 August.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 14, 2022, 08:14 IST