Kishan vs Rahul: Who will win the race?
However, teams have the provision to change their squads without ICC approval till September 28, when the ODI matches against Australia will be over.
Kohli is no longer the captain of India, but Rahul is also getting support from the current team management. Since January 2020, in 17 innings at No. 5, Rahul averages 56.53 and has a strike rate of 99.45 with seven half-centuries and one century. However, the path back to number 5 may not be straightforward.
“It’s a good headache,” Agarkar said after India’s World Cup squad was announced on Tuesday. He said, “Ishan played a brilliant innings (against Pakistan). He usually opens, but you should deal with the headache (who will be the first choice wicketkeeper) and not that. When he (KL Rahul) comes, it will be like this. will be.” Negotiate, but at least you have two options. The captain-coach will sit and decide what is best for the team on a given day. We are happy that we have two options who will fight for a place in the team. other way round.”
With Shreyas Iyer getting ample playing time at No. 4, India could also choose either Kishan or Rahul as the reserve batsman. This would have left room for a genuine offspinner, which Agarkar acknowledged could make a difference, or perhaps even an additional seamer like Prasidh Krishna.
Can Akshar and Jadeja be included in the same XI?
In this World Cup, there is no doubt that Jadeja could be an automatic inclusion as a spin-bowling all-rounder, potentially at No. 7. But because India wants depth in the batting beyond No. 7 – a point on which Rohit was emphasizing – there is an option for India to have Jadeja at No. 7 and either Axar or Shardul Thakur at No. 8, depending on the circumstances. There is a realistic possibility of keeping Kuldeep Yadav as a frontline wrist spinner.
When Rohit was asked about balancing his eleven, he said, “It’s both, we have focused on the depth of bowling and batting.” “We need to create depth (in batting). We found that the team was lacking for the last few years. We wanted to make sure that we somehow get depth in batting. When you talk about depth, the number Number 8 and number 9 become important.
“We also saw it in the first game here in the Asia Cup, where we were left a bit behind batting at the back end (India finished on 266 despite expecting more). It tells you that your 8-9 -How important is the 10 -11, their job is not just to come and bowl but also contribute with the bat. We reached 265 (266); if we had played the full 50 overs, we could have scored 10-15 more runs. (India all out in 48.5)’ This is the difference between the margin of victory and defeat.
“We have talked to the boys about how important their role is going to be, they have to get their hands up to do the job with the bat as well. We understand the importance of making the right combination. Sometimes when you are in need of something By trying to fix you’ll miss something that isn’t even broken. We just have to try to use the available resources as best we can.”