He is not only a wicket-keeper but also an all-rounder and a finisher; Gavaskar on who should be India’s wicketkeeper
India is currently preparing for the upcoming ODI World Cup next year. Since the 2023 World Cup is being held in India, the pressure on India is also high.
India have also started their tours ahead of the World Cup. India’s tour of Bangladesh is currently underway. India’s Bangladesh tour consists of three ODIs and two Tests.
India had lost the first match of the series. India lost the match after failing in batting, fielding and wicket-keeping. The turning point in the match was the wicketkeeper K.L. Rahul Mehidi missed Hasan’s catch. Had that simple catch been taken, India could have won.
India drop Rishabh Pant from the team just minutes before the match. BCCI was not ready to include another wicketkeeper.
Even though Ishan Kishan, who is in form as a wicketkeeper, is in the squad, Sanju Samson, who continues to be in form, is still in the country, BCCI KL. Rahul was given the wicketkeeper’s glove.
Former Indian superstar and cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has given his opinion on who should be the wicket keeper in this situation.
‘When Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are with the team, KL. Rahul used to bat at number 5. This will help India include an extra bowler in the squad.
A player who can bat in the middle order without losing wickets is a best option for the captain and coach. About me K.L. Rahul is a finisher and an all-rounder.
He can bat both as an opener and at number five. He can also keep wickets. That’s why I call him an all-rounder.
Given his experience and his shots, he is capable of playing at No.5 and No.6 as a finisher,” says Gavaskar.
The second match of India-Bangladesh ODI series is on 7th December. The second ODI will be played at the same Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur where the first match was played. Fans are waiting to see if Rahul will be tested in the role of wicketkeeper in the second match or Ishan Kishan will be given a chance.
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