KL Rahul At No. 5: The Indian team won the first match of the 3-match ODI series against Australia by 5 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, where the bowlers of the Indian team got to see the first great performance, Lokesh Rahul returned with the bat after winning the match by playing an unbeaten 75 runs. In the absence of Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul, who played at number-5, has got a very good record on this order so far.
Lokesh Rahul, who was ruled out of the last 2 matches due to poor performance during the Test series against Australia, got a chance to play as a wicketkeeper in the first ODI. Taking advantage of this opportunity, where Rahul performed brilliantly in wicketkeeping, he then took the team out of a situation and won the match, which is being praised by all the fans.
If we look at Lokesh Rahul’s record at number-5 position in ODI format so far, he has played 17 innings while batting, apart from playing 1 century innings, he has also played 7 half-century innings. After Rishabh Pant was out of the team for a long time, Rahul has emerged as a better option for the team at this position.
Runs scored at an average of 56 in last 7 innings
From December 2022 till now, Lokesh Rahul has got a chance to bat 7 times at the number-5 position in ODIs, during which he has scored a total of 280 runs with an impressive average of 56, in which Rahul’s strike rate is 83.08. Got it. Rahul has also played 3 brilliant half-century innings during this period. In the ODI World Cup to be held at the end of the year, Rahul can prove to be the biggest match-winner for the Indian team at this number.
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