WTC FINAL: If KL Rahul is out then who will replace him?
New Delhi. First Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and now KL Rahul, Before the final of the World Test Championship, Team India is caught in the clutches of injuries. Four of his big players will not be able to play the World Cup final of the Test due to injury. There is a clash against Australia in The Oval from June 7 and now Team India has lost a big batsman like KL Rahul due to injury. KL Rahul is out but the question is who will get a chance in his place?
KL Rahul had performed brilliantly on the tour of England last year. A century also came out of his bat. Now it will be interesting to see who Team India will choose in his place. By the way, there are some players on whom the selectors will keep an eye.
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Who will get a chance in place of Rahul?
The most important thing for opting for KL Rahul is that the selectors will try to choose a player who can do wicketkeeping along with batting. Because Shrikar Bharat is the only wicketkeeper in the World Test Championship final squad. KL Rahul could also do wicketkeeping. This means that Team India would like a player who can also play the role of wicketkeeper.
Team India has 3 options
If Team India has to choose wicketkeeper-batsman as KL Rahul, then there are three players who can join the Test squad. The first biggest name in this is Ishan Kishan. Ishan Kishan is currently in Team India’s ODI and T20 team. He is also considered a big contender for the test. The reason for this is that he can bat fast in the middle order. His playing style is very similar to Rishabh Pant.
Will Saha be back?
Wriddhiman Saha may have been 38 years old but this player may make a comeback. Played Test matches for the last time in the year 2021 but Saha can also be called back for the final. Saha has experience and can also bat in the middle order.
Can Team India bet on Jitesh Sharma?
Jitesh Sharma’s batting in IPL 2023 has impressed everyone. Players like Pietersen have started calling him the best alternative to Rishabh Pant. Jitesh has also hit 239 runs in the current season of IPL on the basis of 16 sixes. Everyone is accepting the iron of his aggressive thinking and good wicketkeeping. So can the selectors of Team India consider giving him a chance? By the way, despite KL Rahul being out, Team India has a good playing eleven. Shubman Gill can do the opening and KS Bharat will be the wicketkeeper.
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