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I will go with whatever the team decides: KL Rahul on batting at number four


NEW DELHI: He has no longer stated it in as many words but reserve opener KL Rahul dropped enough hints that he may just seamlessly settle into the important thing number four position, a conundrum the Indian staff is sporting into the World Cup.

Despite a lot debate and discussion around the batting position, who would bat at number four -- Vijay Shankar or Rahul -- remains a riddle.


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"The selectors have made it clear. I am part of the team and will go with whatever the team decides when we get there," Rahul stated when asked in particular about batting at number four.

Head trainer Ravi Shastri stated the mixtures would entirely rely on the prevailing conditions in England.

All that would move flawed, went flawed for the fashionable opener in December-January when runs abandoned him in the Test series in Australia before he and his teammate Hardik Pandya suffered the ignominy of being called from the excursion in the wake in their outrageous feedback on ladies throughout a TV display.

The 27-year-old even began to doubt himself as an individual however the fighter in him did not give up. Suspended from the nationwide staff, Rahul was once asked to play for India A in the home series towards England Lions and he was once back among the runs.

In the following T20s towards Australia, he scored morale boosting 50 and 47 and carried that form into the IPL, the place he ended up as the second-highest run getter with 593 runs at 53.90.

"Form is an overrated word," stated Rahul who is going into his maiden World Cup on the best of his recreation, having conquer the controversy-laden six months of his profession.

"The last couple of months have been good with the bat. Playing the series against England Lions gave me time to focus on my skill, then did well against T20s against Australia and then the IPL. I am feeling pretty confident," Rahul stated.

Self-doubts can creep in when one endures a gloomy excursion like Rahul had in Australia but he did not over take into consideration his recreation.

"I realised there was no problem with my skills. Form is a very over-rated word but yes not performing well in Australia is hard on any player. Everyone wants to perform. I just took it in my stride and took it as part of the journey. I am happy with where I am at right now."

He discussed what went flawed Down Under with India A trainer Rahul Dravid throughout the England Lions series and both felt no drastic changes were wanted in his method.

"I have not really changed much. Every player goes through rough patches. Technically, I am trying to keep my batting as simple as I can. If you are hitting the ball well, your form, your technique looks good and when you are not, everything about your game looks bad. That is how it goes. Can't really sit and break your head over it and stay as positive as possible."

He was once no longer constant throughout the lengthy excursion of England ultimate yr but did manage to come up with special performances, together with an unbeaten 101 in the Manchester T20 International and 149 in the second innings at The Oval Test. But that was once up to now, he stated.


"I just know what to expect in England. We were there around this time last year so we know what the conditions will be like. Nobody takes confidence from the last tour and how many runs you scored, you start fresh but yes we are better prepared."


After nearly two months of non-stop T20 cricket, will switching to ODI cricket be tough?


"Easier stated than finished but as avid gamers you try to keep it as simple as you can. Not a lot changes (between codecs), it nonetheless is a recreation of bat and ball and you want to play the placement.


"T20 could also be fast but nonetheless you never plan for a T20. The similar way you don't plan for the opposite codecs. You simply move available in the market and asses the conditions and play a task that suits your staff very best," stated Rahul, including that he learnt immensely through batting along Chris Gayle for Kings XI Punjab.


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