Team India is currently in Zimbabwe under the captaincy of KL Rahul. A 3-match ODI series is being played between India and Zimbabwe. The Indian team is leading the series. In the third match, after winning the toss, the Indian team is batting first.
KL Rahul made a comeback after long time
KL Rahul is making a comeback from the Zimbabwe series after injury. Since IPL 2022, he was away from cricket due to injury. But against Zimbabwe, he could not do much with the bat. In such a situation, it would have increased the concern of the team management along with captain Rohit Sharma.
KL Rahul did not play in the first match. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill had won by 10 wickets as openers. But in the next 2 matches, Rahul opened instead of Gill. Rahul scored 30 runs in the second match and another in the third match.
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Will KL Rahul be included in the Asia cup playing XI?
KL could not score a single half-century on the Zimbabwe tour and scored 31 runs in 3 matches. Now they will go straight into the Asia Cup. The team has to face Pakistan in the first match from August 28. In such a situation, the biggest question is whether he will be included in the playing-11 or not.
Both Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are making a comeback from the Asia Cup. In such a situation, who will give captain Rohit Sharma a chance as an opener, it has to be seen. Recently, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda have been given a chance as openers. Kohli has also opened in T20.
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Asia cup is a warm up for T20 world cup
The T20 Asia Cup is also important in terms of preparation for the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November. Apart from Pakistan, Team India may also have to play against teams like Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the Asia Cup.
KL Rahul, however, performed brilliantly with the bat in IPL 2022. Rahul scored more than 600 runs and scored 2 centuries. Rahul, the captain of Lucknow SuperGiants, scored an unbeaten 68 against KKR and 79 against RCB.