Sanju-Ishaan or KL Rahul, who will be India’s wicketkeeper in Asia Cup 2023, revealed by the coach
KL Rahul: Team India has been announced for Asia Cup 2023. BCCI did not show any haste in announcing the team. The reason for this was KL Rahul. Since May 2023, due to injury, BCCI wanted KL Rahul away from cricket in the team under any circumstances.
The team for the Asia Cup was announced only after the National Cricket Academy’s medical team received a positive report regarding Rahul’s fitness and he was included in it. Now Sanjay Bangar, the former batting coach of the Indian cricket team, has given his opinion on the condition of his being in the playing XI.
Rahul should be in the playing XI on this condition
Former all-rounder Sanjay Bangar has said that, ‘KL Rahul has definitely been included in the team for the Asia Cup but he should get a chance in the playing XI only when he is ready as a wicketkeeper. It is necessary to have a wicket-keeper batsman in the top five batsmen so that the bowling options remain open for the team.
Rahul was seen doing wicketkeeping
Team India is probably also understanding the importance of Sanjay Bangar’s statement. Two days ago, a picture from the National Cricket Academy went viral in which KL Rahul was seen doing wicketkeeping. According to reports, he did wicketkeeping for a long time. This means that Ishaan Kishan’s card can be cut and Rahul can enter the playing XI as a wicket-keeper batsman.
Rahul will play at this number
The Indian cricket team has been looking for a batsman at number 4 and 5 for a long time who can finish the innings. In a way, the name of Shreyas Iyer has been agreed upon at number 4. Rahul can be fed at number 5. To strengthen the middle order, Rahul (KL Rahul) is being removed from the opening and brought into the middle order. The reason for this is that he can bat well in the middle order like opening. In the last ODI series against Australia, he had shown it by doing so. India has high hopes from KL Rahul in the Asia Cup whether he will live up to it or not, time will tell.
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