Former India opener and presently a cricket analyst, Aakash Chopra, feels KL Rahul must be performed as an opener alongside Shikhar Dhawan within the ODI collection in opposition to Australia that begins from November 27 in Sydney. Aakash feels that Rahul has the power to even rating a double hundred within the format if he opens for India, a feat achieved by solely three Indian gamers within the historical past of the format.
Rahul heads into the competition on the again of a powerful run within the IPL the place he had completed because the Orange Cap winner with 670 runs in 14 video games.
“This query doesn’t have a simple reply as a result of Rohit isn’t there. So, the query is who will probably be opening with Shikhar, who will probably be one of many openers in ODIs and T20Is. Do you see Mayank Agarwal opening, that could be a huge query, or will you see in direction of Sanju Samson or open with KL Rahul,” Aakash stated on his YouTube channel.
“My coronary heart says that KL Rahul ought to open as a result of the form of participant he’s, he scores a whole bunch, and in my view, if he performs very nicely, he may even rating a double hundred in ODIs.”
Aakash then went on to predic what the enjoying XI for India may seem like in ODI collection in opposition to Australia.
“So that is how the crew will seem like Mayank with Shikhar, Kohli at No.three, Iyer at No.four, Rahul at No.5, Hardik at No.6, Jaddu at No.7 and after that 4 bowlers Chahal, Bumrah, Shami and I’ll go together with T Natarajan.”
The three-match ODI collection will probably be adopted by the T20Is comprising of as many matches earlier than ending with the Check collection.