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IND vs ENG: KL Rahul Fails As Opener, Middle-Order May Be Way Ahead

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By IANS News
March 17, 2021 • 22:55 PM View: 1210

On November 25 last year, two days before the ODI series in Australia was to begin, the then India vice-captain K.L. Rahul had admitted that he isn't blessed with power-hitting but said that he has other ways of scoring runs.

Rahul was coming in after a very productive Indian Premier League (IPL) season, winning the Orange Cap on the back of the 670 runs he scored in IPL 2020.

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But over four months after finishing as IPL's top-scorer, Rahul is struggling at the international level of the format. Let aside big-hitting, he is struggling to even get off the mark.

The right-handed batsman has scored just one run in his last three innings with the last two outings resulting in a couple of ducks. Even in the last T20 International, he played in the series in Australia, Rahul made a duck which makes it three ducks in his last four T20Is.

It puts his place in the playing XI for the fourth T20I on Thursday in doubt and there is a likelihood that he may be pushed down the batting order to No. 4 if not left out.


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