- KL Rahul recorded his third T20 half-century as a wicket-keeper batsman.
- MS Dhoni scored two fifties while playing T20I for Indian cricket team.
With 50 runs against Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday, KL Rahul joined MS Dhoni’s rundown of Indian wicketkeeper batsmen with the most T20 fifties. The former Indian cricket team captain had recorded two 50+ scores in his T20I career. While Rahul’s third against Australia was Rahul’s third as a keeper-batsman.
KL Rahul has been a major part of his life this year as he has ruled resistance bowlers in white ball cricket. The batsman made the IPL 2020 memorable in the United Arab Emirates and is currently one of India’s best-performing batsmen in a series against Australia.
The Indian team management preferred Rishabh Pant as the next wicketkeeper, but Pant’s injury gave KL Rahul a chance. The Karnataka-born player snatched the open door with two hands as he was the top scorer for the nation in the T20I arrangement against New Zealand recently. His 224 runs included two half-hundreds of years at Eden Park.
Could KL Rahul help the Indian cricket crew record another decisive victory in the abroad T20 arrangement?
KL Rahul assumed the game dominating function for the Indian cricket crew in a noteworthy 5–0 arrangement prevail upon New Zealand. The Kings XI Punjab captain has scored 374 runs in nine T20I innings this year.
His batting average is 53.42, and he has played at an excellent strike rate of 142.20. Nevertheless, his highest score is 57 * in the 2020 T20Is. After demolishing the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in the IPL this year. KL Rahul will soon look forward to playing a big innings at the international level.
The 28-year-old already has two half-Century T20Is to his name. With the next year’s T20 World Cup set for 2021. KL Rahul will aim to continue his top form in this format and extend India’s unbeaten streak in T20I cricket.