IND vs ENG 1st Test: KL Rahul back with a bang, grabs opportunity with both hands with a fifty

IND vs ENG 1st Test: KL Rahul back with a bang, grabs opportunity with both hands with a fifty – Indian opening…

IND vs ENG 1st Test: KL Rahul back with a bang, grabs opportunity with both hands with a fifty
IND vs ENG 1st Test: KL Rahul back with a bang, grabs opportunity with both hands with a fifty

IND vs ENG 1st Test: KL Rahul back with a bang, grabs opportunity with both hands with a fifty – Indian opening batsman KL Rahul, who was making his comeback in Test cricket after 2 years gap, has grabbed the opportunity with both the hands with a cracking fifty in the first Test against England here at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday. (India vs England)

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KL Rahul scored a century for the Indians in the three-day warm-up game against County Select XI. The batting line-up failed but Rahul along with Ravindra Jadeja was the shining light in the first innings. He also has scored a century as an opener in England against England in 2018. (India vs England)

India’s opening batsman ruled out

  • Shubhman Gill
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Prithvi Shaw

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KL Rahul got the opportunity as Shubhman Gill and Mayank Agarwal suffered injuries while Prithvi Shaw, who was added to the Test squad after Team India’s tour to Sri Lanka, has been ruled out of the first two Tests as he will have to go through hotel quarantine. Other than KL Rahul there was no one in the Team who has the experience of opening the batting in Test cricket. Cheteshwar Pujara could have open the batting with Rohit Sharma but as he is struggling with the form Team India opt for KL Rahul. (India vs England)

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KL Rahul in 2018-19

  • Matches – 15
  • Innings – 27 
  • Runs – 578
  • Average – 22
  • 100s – 1
  • 50s -1 

Rahul last played a Test match two years back in 2019 when India were on a tour of the West Indies. Rahul was then replaced by his best friend Mayank Agarwal who went on to become India’s permanent opener.

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