KL Rahul is all set to replace #Shikhar Dhawan as India captain for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the decision after Dhawan was ruled out of the series with an injured thumb.
Rahul, who is currently in England playing county cricket for Yorkshire, will join the Indian squad ahead of their first game against Zimbabwe on July 14.
This will be Rahul’s first stint as captain and he is likely to be joined by Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik as his deputies.
Who Is KL Rahul?
Let’s get to know #KL Rahul a bit better. He’s a 22-year-old batsman who made his international debut in 2014. He’s played in a number of different formats for India, and is known for his aggressive batting style.
Rahul is a right-handed batsman who can also bowl right-arm off break. He’s been described as a “natural stroke maker” and is known for his innovative shots. He was the captain of the Indian Under-19 cricket team that won the World Cup in 2014. Rahul has had some success as a captain, and he’ll be looking to continue that success in Zimbabwe.
Who Is Shikhar Dhawan?
So, who is Shikhar Dhawan? He’s an Indian cricketer who made his debut in 2013. He’s a left-handed opening batsman who also bowls occasional off-spin.
Dhawan has had a pretty successful career so far. He was the leading run scorer in the Champions Trophy in 2017 and was also named player of the tournament. He’s played in about 55 Test matches and has scored over 3000 runs.
Rahul is a pretty good replacement for Dhawan. He’s a right-handed batsman and has had a fair amount of success in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODIs). He’s got a good batting average and has scored some pretty important centuries.
Why Is KL Rahul Replacing Shikhar Dhawan?
There are a few reasons why KL Rahul is being promoted to captaincy in Zimbabwe. The first is that Shikhar Dhawan is injured and won’t be able to play in the upcoming matches.
But there’s also the fact that Rahul has been in excellent form lately, scoring runs in all formats of the game. In fact, he’s been so good that some people are calling for him to be given a chance in the Twenty20 team.
Rahul is a young player with a lot of potential, and the India board is hoping that he’ll be able to lead the team to victory in Zimbabwe. It’ll be an important test for him, and we’ll have to wait and see how he performs.
How Will This Affect the Indian Team?
This is a big decision that #the Indian team management has taken. How will it affect the team’s performance? This is a question that is on everyone’s mind. Rahul is a very talented batsman, but does he have what it takes to be a successful captain? Will he be able to motivate the team and get them to perform at their best? Or will the added pressure get to him?
Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure—the Indian team will be hoping for Rahul to step up and lead them to victory.
Zimbabwe Tour Schedule
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that KL Rahul will replace Shikhar Dhawan as captain for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. Dhawan was forced to withdraw from the tour after suffering a thumb injury.
Rahul, who is currently the vice-captain of the team, has previous experience of leading India in a Twenty20 International (T20I) against England in January 2017. The 25-year-old batsman is expected to join the team ahead of their first T20I match against Zimbabwe on July 14.
The tour will consist of three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests.
There are big changes afoot in the Indian cricket team; with KL Rahul set to replace Shikhar Dhawan as captain for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.
Rahul has already shown himself to be a talented and capable cricketer, and this latest development is sure to give him even more experience and invaluable match practice.
We’ll be watching closely to see how Rahul fares as captain; and we wish him all the best of luck for this challenging new role.