KL Rahul’s change role from opener to middle order batter

KL Rahul’s change role from opener to middle order batter. Rahul will try to maintain his middle-order place across formats.

KL Rahul’s trip to South Africa will be a watershed moment in his cricketing career, as he prepares to lead the Indian side in the ODI series and don gloves in Tests against the Proteas. Rahul will make a huge leap from his traditional role as an opener to that of a wicketkeeper-batter. While it may be early to call this his comeback, it does mark a new chapter in his cricketing career.

There is speculation that the top hitter may not only don the gloves in the next ODIs. But will also take on wicketkeeping responsibilities in the Test matches. Despite the fact that Ishan Kishan was named to the 16-man team, insider information suggested that Rahul would be included.

The Karnataka batter’s evolution into a middle-order batter will be scrutinize in the coming months, particularly during the South Africa and England Test series, as well as the Indian Premier League. While he opened the latest Test against Australia in New Delhi, he appeared keen to cement his status as a wicketkeeper-middle-order hitter.

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Rahul’s middle-order batter transition also extends to the IPL

The switch to keeping gloves frequently corresponds with a middle-order batting slot in Tests, but the 31-year-old will work hard to improve his strike rate to adapt into this new role across formats. Despite starting for the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL. He is expect to be push into the middle order for the 2019 season.

According to reports, the Bangalore-born cricketer has been in active conversations with team management, which includes captain Rohit Sharma, coach Rahul Dravid, and head selector Ajit Agarkar. His goal remains regular middle-order play across formats, including regaining his berth in Twenty20 Internationals, which he had previously lost. He is expect to aspire to represent his country in the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup.

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