India vs England – KL Rahul warms up for blockbuster clash vs Pakistan: India opener KL Rahul on Monday smashed a quickfire fifty against England. The 29-year-old continued from where he left off in IPL 201. He slammed 51 runs off just 24 balls comprising 6 fours and 3 sixes. India will now face Australia in 2nd practice match on Wednesday before they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a high-octane clash on October 24: Follow T20 World Cup updates on InsideSport.in
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India vs England Practice Match: In-form KL Rahul warms up for blockbuster clash against Pakistan with quickfire fifty in T20 World Cup practice match
- KL Rahul is in sensational form ahead of T20 World Cup. He looked rock solid with the bat against England on Monday.
- The right-handed batsman recently slammed 295 runs in just 6 innings during the UAE leg of IPL 2021. It included scores of 98*, 67 and 49.
- Overall, he finished the season with 626 runs in 14 innings.
- His strike rate stood at 138+ while he slammed 6 fifties during IPL 2021 season.
- The performances will boost his confidence ahead of India vs Pakistan clash and T20 World Cup.
India vs Pakistan LIVE: His 51 runs knock came after Virat Kohli confirmed that KL Rahul will open for India. To make him comfortable, Kohli dropped himself for the No.3 spot.
“Things were different before IPL, now it’s difficult to look beyond KL Rahul at the top of the order. Rohit is a no-brainer. World-class player, he’s been solid upfront. I will be batting at 3,” Kohli said on Monday.
- In his career, KL Rahul has slammed most runs as an opener in T20Is.
- He also opened for Punjab Kings to emerge as the highest run-getter in IPL 2021 after group stage matches.
- KL Rahul has played just a lone ODI match against Pakistan in the limited-overs format. He had slammed 57 runs.
- He is expected to take on Pakistan pacers from ball 1 as India aims to continue their winning record against arch-rivals.
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