New Zealand vs India 2020: KL Rahul Speaks on Rohit Sharma’s Injury And India’s 2020 T20 World Cup Strategies
KL Rahul was seen at his best in the recently-held T20I series against New Zealand. Having donned the gloves for the first time in the shortest format for Team India, Rahul was awarded as the Player of the Series. Also, we saw him handling the team well as the captain in the last T20I match when Rohit Sharma got injured.
In the recent past, Rahul has come out to be as a versatile cricketer for the team. In the home season, Shikhar Dhawan being in and out of the team, Rahul’s was handed over different batting places in the team. But it didn’t stop the Karnataka player to impress with his game style.
In the five-match T20I series, Rahul was the top scorer in the series with two half-centuries. In total, he scored 224 runs at an average of 56. He missed another half-century by five runs at Bay Oval.
For his stunning performance, Rahul was awarded as the Man of the Series. Post-game, Rahul said that he was delighted with his contribution with the bat.
“It is great to be standing here winning 5-0. Very happy that my performances could result in victories for India. We were happy to come into this series with confidence and to keep executing our skills every game.”
For 2020 T20 World Cup, We are trying different strategies: KL Rahul
Kohli’s men have not lost a T20I series after the World Cup 2019. It is a good sign for Team India as they are confident ahead of the 2020 T20 World Cup. Rahul also believes that winning the series in every nook and corner of the world is giving confidence to the team.
While the youngster also added that he is not much thinking about his participation in the T20 World Cup 2020 scheduled in Australia in October.
“I am batting really well now and I am happy to do the roles I am doing for my side. Not thinking too much about the T20 World Cup at the moment, but hopefully, I can continue batting this way.”
But he thinks that experimenting ahead of the main game will surely give the idea to the team.
“Leading up to the World Cup, there were a few strategies that we wanted to try out. It just keeps giving us more and more confidence to keep going around.”
KL Rahul’s take on Rohit Sharma’s injury:
India won the toss and took the challenge to bat first. In the 17th overs, India’s vice-captain Rohit got injured while running between the wickets. It was bad news for the team as Kohli was also not in the playing XI.
Further, Rahul was given the role to lead the team. He went on to lead the team to victory. After the fifth T20I match, the wicketkeeper gave the update on Rohit’s injury. He said they’re ‘hopeful’ to see Rohit recover well in time.
“It is unfortunate what happened with Rohit, but hopefully, he’ll be fine in a couple of days.”
Meanwhile, after T20I series, India and New Zealand will play the ODI series starting from 5th February in Hamilton.
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