ODI World Cup 2023: Star Indian batsman KL Rahul has secured his spot at No. 4 as a wicketkeeper batsman for the upcoming ODI World Cup, according to former opener Gautam Gambhir, adding that there will now be competition for the fifth spot in India’s batting order. Has been made.
Rahul made a strong comeback
Rahul made a sensational comeback to international cricket by scoring a century against Pakistan in his first match in the Asia Cup on Sunday. Rahul was out of action since May after suffering an injury during the Indian Premier League. After this, he underwent surgery and took a long time to recover. However, once declared fit, Rahul took on all the bowlers in Colombo, scoring a brilliant century against Pakistan and leading India to a memorable win over their arch-rivals.
Only KL Rahul will do wicketkeeping – Gambhir
Gambhir said on Star Sports, “I think the team management has almost decided that it will be KL Rahul who will be keeping in the World Cup because if there was a plan to keep Ishan Kishan, he would have kept for India. He would have been keeping wickets because he was the main wicketkeeper, but now in the last two matches, KL Rahul has kept wickets.”
Big competition for number 5
Gambhir further speculated that who will bat at No. 5 is still to be decided. Possibilities include bringing in Shreyas Iyer, playing Suryakumar at number seven and Hardik at number five or keeping Jadeja at number five. However, KL Rahul’s position as wicketkeeper-batsman at number four is confirmed.