2. KL Rahul
2018 was a disastrous year for KL Rahul, as it was filled with low scores. He failed to prove himself against the moving ball. This prevented him to get going at any stage of the game.
Rahul disappointed everyone as he failed to hold the innings together. However many would argue that he wasn’t given enough chances. But he was tried at number 4 position previously. After failing there he was converted into reserve opener.
Rahul got a chance in the Asia Cup against Afghanistan. He also scored a half-century in that match. Bu throughout the tournament Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan kept on piling runs. This would definitely make it more difficult for Rahul to break into the team.
Moreover the selectors are now looking into youngster Shubman Gill as the reserve opener. On the other hand Rahul’s recent suspension has also dented his chances of getting the ticket to England.