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Will take up the wicket-keeping role if the team demands says KL Rahul

by Sahir Usman Jun 01, 2018 • 16:47 PM

New Delhi, June 1 - With India Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha struggling with a thumb injury, opener Lokesh Rahul said he is ready to take on the role of the glovesman in the one-off Test against Afghanistan if the team demands.

Saha remains unsure of his participation in the Test starting from June 14 in Bengaluru because of the injury he suffered in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 25.

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"I am always open to the challenge of dual responsibility. I have been training hard and will take up the role if the team demands the same," Rahul, who is also a wicketkeeper, told IANS.

Rahul also kept wickets in the IPL and did some good work behind the stumps. Apart from keeping, he finished as the third highest scorer in the tournament with 659 runs at an average of 54.91, scoring six fifties in 14 innings.

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