The ODI series between India and Australia wrapped up yesterday with India winning the last match by 7 wickets.
Back in 2015 during a match between India and Australia in the SCG Test, KL Rahul showed his incredible batting skills. In the Test match, he scored a brilliant 110 off 262 balls. The Indian opener stood tall at the crease and utilising the V-grip.
Within 12 months, Rahul was able to show his versatility as a batsman by making a mark in T20 format. He collected 397 runs at a strike rate of a little over 146 in the Indian Premier League.
Now, Rahul is using a strong bottom-handed grip and was seemingly a different batsman from the one who played against Australia in 2015.
Since then, he has played for the team in limited-overs formats and made his way to success.
However, due to India’s opening pair -- Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma -- Rahul has failed to secure his spot in the shorter formats of cricket. On top of that, he has betted at different positions in the order which made it more difficult for him to settle his authority.
Rahul batted at number three during the first of the three ODI matches between India and Australia. After which, he was asked to take on the role of a finisher in Rajkot. This was another challenge for Rahul who only played once at a slot lower than the fourth position in ODIs, prior to this match. Once again he showed his versatility with a 52-ball 80.
The ODI series for the Australia tour of India officially concluded yesterday with a series win for India at a score of 2-1.
India will return to the field on January 24 for a T20I series against New Zealand. For the most reliable odds on the upcoming matches, check out the Betwala page.
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