India are riding high on confidence after their series victories against the Aussies and the Kiwis. These are healthy signs ahead of the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup. The whole playing XI have already been settled, but the question of the reserve opener still remains unsolved.
KL Rahul might have made that his place, but recent controversies and inconsistency have failed him. Moreover his place in the squad seems bleak at this moment.
As a result this can open the doors for youngsters Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw. They can prove themselves and be the surprise package in the mega event.
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5. KL Rahul
The 26-year-old’s start to the year 2018 has been a disastrous one. On the field his performances have consistently gone down-south. He started his international career on a tremendous amount of potential, but failed to live up to it.
The Karnataka batsman has an average of 35.22 and a strike rate of close to 81. These numbers does not do any justice to the talent of the right-handed batsman. He will be eager to turn around his records of recent history in England.
On the other hand his off-field controversies haven’t helped him much either. However the controversy gave him a much-needed break. He was in a string of low scores and was not helping India either. KL Rahul has a special liking for IPL, and he might need to perform there to be on the flight to England.