Team India’s senior batsman KL Rahul is not part of the ongoing T20 series against West Indies due to being Kovid-19 positive. Due to fitness and health, he has not got a place in the team for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. KL Rahul is working hard to make a comeback on the field since IPL 2022. In view of the upcoming T20 World Cup, the team management has given opportunities to many young players in place of KL Rahul and they have not disappointed the selectors, but their strong performance has definitely increased their tension.
Apart from the remaining two matches against West Indies, India will have 11 more matches to prepare for the World Cup. After this series, India has to play Asia Cup, where the team will play at least 5 matches, if India reaches the final, then the number of matches will be 6. After this, India will play a 3-3 match T20 series against Australia and South Africa on home soil. However, the Indian team is still unable to finalize the opening partnership of Rohit Sharma. Because KL Rahul is injured and former captain Virat Kohli is taking rest at regular intervals, due to which India’s top order is still not confirmed.
However, KL Rahul is going to be seen in action from the Asia Cup and he can open with Rohit. But it is not going to be so easy for Rahul, as former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris believes that after his return, will KL Rahul be able to maintain his old form and secondly, other players have done well in his absence. Is.
Scott Styris on Sports 18’s show ‘Sports Over the Top’ said, “It’s a different mindset for the players, because they don’t want to be out and they don’t want to give other players a chance. I know India has a great culture within the group, so it doesn’t mind giving opportunities to other players all the time. I know myself as a player, you never wanted to give a chance to someone else to take your place.
He further said, “At the moment he is injured and he is away from the team at the moment, it simply means that other players are capable of doing what Suryakumar is doing, what Rishabh Pant is doing, he is there and Leaving no chance to score runs and have really raised the question in the mind of the selectors, do we really need KL Rahul? Will he be in good form when he comes back? He has missed a lot of cricket, a lot of question marks exist now just because he is able to give that opportunity to other players.