New Delhi. Team India is starting to prepare for the ODI World Cup from today. The 3-match ODI series between India and Australia is going to start from March 17, Friday. The first match is to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Earlier in the Test series, the Indian team has defeated Australia 2-1. In such a situation, Indian players would like to repeat this performance. Although captain Rohit Sharma will not play in the first match. Hardik Pandya will be seen captaining in his place. Lots of runs are scored on Mumbai’s pitch. In such a situation, once again a big score can be seen here.
The last few times have not been good for KL Rahul. He was also stripped of the vice-captaincy of the Test team after the ODIs. He was given a chance in the first 2 matches of the Test series against Australia, but after a poor performance, he was dropped from the last match. Now the current ODI series is a big opportunity for him. Hardik Pandya has made it clear that in the absence of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan will open. In such a situation, now Rahul will have to play in the middle order.
The record at number-5 is strong
KL Rahul can get a chance at number-5. His record on this number is excellent. He has scored 658 runs in ODIs at number-5 in 16 innings at an average of 51. Has scored a century and 6 half-centuries. 112 runs is the best performance while the strike rate is 102. Talking about Indian batsmen who scored more than 500 runs at number-5, then KL Rahul’s strike rate is more than MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. He is on the second number overall. Former Indian captain Kapil Dev is at number-1 with a strike rate of 106.
India’s statistics in Wankhede are frightening, Australia has repeatedly given pain, also got a shameful defeat by 10 wickets
MS Dhoni’s strike rate is 86 while Yuvraj Singh’s is 88. Talking about the overall ODI career of 30-year-old KL Rahul, he has scored 1870 runs in 49 innings of 51 matches at an average of 45. Has hit 5 centuries and 12 half-centuries. He is included in the list of selected Indian cricketers who have scored centuries in all three formats of international cricket.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 17, 2023, 06:25 IST