The five-Test series between India and England is to start from August 3.. before this series Indian The team is playing a 3-day practice match with County Select XI in Durham. In this practice match, the command of the team is in the hands of Rohit Sharma.. KL Rahul, the reliable middle-order batsman playing in the role of wicketkeeper in the match, played a brilliant innings to take India to a respectable score of 306 runs in 90 overs..
KL Rahul scored a brilliant century
Indian team won the toss and elected to bat on the first day of the three-day warm-up match being played in Durham. But, he could not play openly in front of the opposition bowlers and got the first wicket of the team. As fell on just 33 runs. After which wickets kept falling at regular intervals.
After this, suddenly the team’s score was 107 for the loss of 4 wickets and it seemed that the team would be reduced soon. But, thanks to wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul’s brilliant century (101) and Ravindra Jadeja’s half-century (75), the team made 306 in 90 overs. By the way, let us tell you that KL Rahul was not out but retired hurt.
KL Rahul claimed strong with a century
KL Rahul, considered a specialist in limited overs, was not being given many chances in the Test team.. He played his last test match against West Indies 2 years ago. In such a situation, he was not considered a good batsman for Tests. Even in limited overs he is one of the most suitable players to open the innings. In such a situation, there was talk a few days ago in the Test that he should be started in the innings.
But, they were rejected. In the ongoing warm-up match between India and County Select XI today, KL Rahul gave strength to the team by scoring a fighting century (101) and with this innings, he has made a strong claim to cement his place in the Indian team. Even he has shown that he is fully prepared to open the innings.
Indian top order batsmen disappointed
Rohit Sharma, who became the captain of India against County Select XI, proved to be a flop in this match.. Rohit won the toss and elected to bat first and himself could only score 9 runs in 33 balls.. Mayank Agarwal also failed in the practice match and he could only score 28 runs in 35 balls.. After this, Cheteshwar Pujara 28 and Hanuma Tiwari also could not score much runs and returned to the pavilion for 24 runs.
Apart from KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, no other batsman could cross the 30 mark. Let us tell you that it is believed that Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal will open in the Test series against England as Shubman Gill has been out of the tour due to injury..