Team India: Full of talent.. Nil opportunities.. 5 people who are ready to check the star player’s place.. | Shubman gill to ishan kishan these 5 young team india players can replace kl rahul

Venkata Chari

Venkata Chari |

Updated on: Dec 29, 2022 | 7:15 AM

Under the captaincy of India’s vice-captain and opener KL Rahul, India won the recent Test series against Bangladesh 2-0. But in this series too, Rahul looked bat silent.

Dec 29, 2022 | 7:15 AM

Under the captaincy of India's vice-captain and opener KL Rahul, India won the recent Test series against Bangladesh 2-0.  But as Rahul looked bat silent in this series too, there are always questions about his place in the team.  Even in big tournaments like T20 World Cup 2022, KL Rahul has struggled to score runs.  In this case his T20 and Test cricket career is threatened.  Five young players are ready to take Rahul's place.  Their strong performance alone can give India a win.  Let's see who they are now..

Under the captaincy of India’s vice-captain and opener KL Rahul, India won the recent Test series against Bangladesh 2-0. But as Rahul looked bat silent in this series too, there are always questions about his place in the team. Even in big tournaments like T20 World Cup 2022, KL Rahul has struggled to score runs. In this case his T20 and Test cricket career is threatened. Five young players are ready to take Rahul’s place. Their strong performance alone can give India a win. Let’s see who they are now..

1. Shubman Gill: Team India opener Shubman Gill's name is at number 1 in this list.  Shubman Gill is in excellent form at the moment.  Gill scored a brilliant century against Bangladesh in the recently concluded Test series.  He scored a total of 157 runs in the two-match Test series.  In such a situation, KL is known as the best replacement for Rahul given his excellent form.  Meanwhile, in the Test series against Australia in February 2023, he might open alongside Rohit Sharma.

1. Shubman Gill: Team India opener Shubman Gill’s name is at number 1 in this list. Shubman Gill is in excellent form at the moment. Gill scored a brilliant century against Bangladesh in the recently concluded Test series. He scored a total of 157 runs in the two-match Test series. In such a situation, KL is known as the best replacement for Rahul given his excellent form. Meanwhile, in the Test series against Australia in February 2023, he might open alongside Rohit Sharma.

2. Sanju Samson: At number 2 is Team India's wicket keeper batsman Sanju Samson.  He has been removed from the team for a long time.  Sanju has no shortage of talent.  However, he did not get a chance to play.  In T20Is, he started in four matches as an opener.  He scored 105 runs at an average of 26.25 and a strike rate of 164.06.  Sanju has scored 5612 runs in 226 T20 matches so far and scored 330 runs in 11 matches in ODIs.  In such situations, Sanju is being considered as an alternative to KL Rahul.

2. Sanju Samson: At number 2 is Team India’s wicket keeper batsman Sanju Samson. He has been removed from the team for a long time. Sanju has no shortage of talent. However, he did not get a chance to play. In T20Is, he started in four matches as an opener. He scored 105 runs at an average of 26.25 and a strike rate of 164.06. Sanju has scored 5612 runs in 226 T20 matches so far and scored 330 runs in 11 matches in ODIs. In such situations, Sanju is being considered as an alternative to KL Rahul.

3. Ishan Kishan: In the third place is the name of Team India opener Ishan Kishan.  He is considered as the best alternative to KL Rahul as an opener.  This left-handed batsman has played T20 cricket so far.  Played a total of 21 T20 matches in his career.  In that he scored 589 runs at an average of 29.45.  Recently, Ishan scored a double century in the ODI series against Bangladesh.  He scored 210 runs off 131 balls with 24 fours and 10 sixes.  In such a situation, Ishan is said to be the best alternative to KL Rahul in the T20 format.

3. Ishan Kishan: In the third place is the name of Team India opener Ishan Kishan. He is considered as the best alternative to KL Rahul as an opener. This left-handed batsman has played T20 cricket so far. Played a total of 21 T20 matches in his career. In that he scored 589 runs at an average of 29.45. Recently, Ishan scored a double century in the ODI series against Bangladesh. He scored 210 runs off 131 balls with 24 fours and 10 sixes. In such a situation, Ishan is said to be the best alternative to KL Rahul in the T20 format.

4. Prithvi Shah: Number 4 bears the name of Team India's opener Prithvi Shah.  He has no chance of playing for India right now.  But, Prithvi's form is amazing right now.  During the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy season, Prithvi played brilliantly for the Mumbai team.  He also became the highest run scorer for the Mumbai team.  He played a total of 92 T20 matches from 2018 to 2022.  He scored 2401 runs with his bat.  He also scored 18 half-centuries and one century.  His strike rate during this time stood at 151.67.  KL is considered as the best alternative to Rahul considering his excellent performance in such a situation.

4. Prithvi Shah: Number 4 bears the name of Team India’s opener Prithvi Shah. He has no chance of playing for India right now. But, Prithvi’s form is amazing right now. During the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy season, Prithvi played brilliantly for the Mumbai team. He also became the highest run scorer for the Mumbai team. He played a total of 92 T20 matches from 2018 to 2022. He scored 2401 runs with his bat. He also scored 18 half-centuries and one century. His strike rate during this time stood at 151.67. KL is considered as the best alternative to Rahul considering his excellent performance in such a situation.

5. Ruthuraj Gaikwad: At number 5 is Indian team's opener Rituraj Gaikwad.  His bat has been on fire in domestic cricket.  In Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 he scored 4 centuries playing for Maharashtra team.  In the match against UP, he also achieved the feat of hitting 7 sixes in an over.  Along with this, he also performed brilliantly in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy.  In such situations, he is considered as the best option to replace KL Rahul.

5. Ruthuraj Gaikwad: At number 5 is Indian team’s opener Rituraj Gaikwad. His bat has been on fire in domestic cricket. In Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 he scored 4 centuries playing for Maharashtra team. In the match against UP, he also achieved the feat of hitting 7 sixes in an over. Along with this, he also performed brilliantly in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In such situations, he is considered as the best option to replace KL Rahul.


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