At this point of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Rohit Sharma’s squad India has played three matches and won two of them. Their most recent result, however, was a defeat to South Africa in the Super 12 stage. KL Rahul, the opener for his team, has been quite poor with the bat on all three occasions against Pakistan, the Netherlands, and South Africa. While the form of every other aspect of the side looks to be improving, Rahul’s performance has been particularly disappointing.
The team’s captain, Rohit Sharma, and coach, Rahul Dravid, have both expressed their support for the player to be a part of the squad, and they do not plan to remove him from the playing XI just yet. Wasim Jaffer, who played for India at the international level in the past, is another person who believes in the talent but believes that Rahul will soon have to hit the ground running.
“I don’t think we lost because KL Rahul couldn’t do his job. There’s no doubt that that’s a worrying part. In white-ball cricket, Rahul has been great for the last two and a half years. The way he is playing right now is worrying, but I think it’s good that the Indian team is behind him. Either you change it right away or you back him up 100%.
Rahul will be glad that the side’s think tank is behind him. With this support, you can play without worrying about getting dropped,” Jaffer said on CricTracker’s “BatBricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti.”
In their next matches, India will take on Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, and they will be counting on KL Rahul to find his groove to advance to the tournament’s semifinals.
India will face Shakib Al Hasan’s Bangladesh on Wednesday in Adelaide, and if they win, they will have a great opportunity to secure a spot in the semifinals. A victory will guarantee India a spot in the last four, and India will be competing for the same thing.
In the last match, the Indian batsmen struggled to score and were only able to muster a meagre 133/9 in 20 overs. This time around, they will face a new challenge. Taskin Ahmed, a fast bowler for Bangladesh, is having a breakout season and is getting a lot of help from veteran player Mustafizur Rahman. However, other than the two of them, there isn’t any other significant danger unless someone has a very impressive performance on the given day.