He is not only a wicketkeeper, but also an all-rounder and finisher; Gavaskar on who should be India’s wicketkeeper

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He is not only a wicketkeeper, but also an all-rounder and finisher; Gavaskar on who should be India’s wicketkeeper

India is currently preparing for the upcoming ODI World Cup next year. As the 2023 World Cup is being held in India, the pressure on India is also high.

India have also started their tours ahead of the World Cup. India’s tour of Bangladesh is currently underway. India’s tour of Bangladesh consists of three ODIs and two Tests.

India had lost the first match of the series. India lost the match after failing to bat, field and keep a wicket. The turning point in the match was the KL wicketkeeper Rahul Mehidi failed to catch Hasan. Had that simple catch been taken, India could have won.

India drop Rishabh Pant from the team minutes before the match. BCCI was not ready to include another wicketkeeper.

While Ishan Kishan, who is in form as a wicketkeeper, is in the squad, Sanju Samson, who remains in form, is still in the country, BCCI KL. Rahul was given the wicketkeeper’s glove.

Former Indian cricket star Sunil Gavaskar has given his opinion on who should be the wicket keeper in this position.

‘When Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are with the team, there is KL. Rahul used to bat at number 5. This will help India include an additional bowler in the squad.

A player who can bat in the middle order without losing wickets is the best option for the captain and the coach. About KL Rahul is a finisher and an achiever.

He can bat as an opener and at number five. He can also keep wickets. That’s why I call it universal.

Given his experience and his shots, he can play at No. 5 and No. 6 as a finisher,” said Gavaskar.

The second match of the India-Bangladesh ODI series will be held on December 7. The second ODI will be played at the same Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur where the first match was played. Fans are waiting to see if Rahul will be tested in the wicketkeeper’s role in the second match or if Ishan Kishan will get a chance.

Content highlight: Sunil Gavaskar about India’s wicketkeeping

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