Versatile KL Rahul is unstoppable at any given position. Whether he is batting at the top-order or middle-order, the right-hand batsman just cannot stop scoring runs for his team. After playing the New Zealand ODI as No.5 batsman, Rahul has proved that he can score runs from any given batting order.
In the recently-concluded T20I match, he was playing as an opening alongside Sanju Samson while in the ongoing ODI series, he is assigned the duty to strengthen the middle-order of the Team India.
Moreover, Rahul has replaced Rishabh Pant from the wicketkeeper’s position.
With his renowned technical skills and batting ability, he is fulfiling the duty of a finisher. In Hamilton, the youngster Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal were given the duty to open the innings for India against New Zealand. Whereas, Rahul was asked to play the role in the middle-overs.
He did his job to perfection, scoring unbeaten 88 runs off 64 deliveries. In his innings, Rahul struck three fours and six maximums. The highlight of his crucial knock was the reverse scoop six which came on the bowling off Jimmy Neesham.
Incredible reverse sweep six from KL Rahul:
While Rahul hit six sixes, the best came off Jimmy Neesham’s final ball of the 49th over. Neesham wouldn’t have ever thought that the right-hand batsman would find the fence with ease. It was a close to yorker ball and Rahul bends down on his left knee before reverse hitting the ball for a huge six over third man region.
Here is a clip of that six from KL Rahul:
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Seeing Rahul’s form, it can be said that anything is possible. After his snub from the Test cricket last year, he has come out as the best batsman for Team India in the white-ball cricket.
Meanwhile, India has set the target of 348 runs for the Kiwis at Seddon Park in Hamilton.