Cricketer-turned-commentator Amol Muzumdar has opined that Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul would’ve by no means stored the wickets for the India National Cricket Team within the World Test Championship (WTC) ultimate.
Rahul has been dominated out of the remaining IPL 2023 and the upcoming WTC ultimate after he suffered an damage whereas fielding in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). An damage in one of many hip flexor muscle groups in his proper leg will hold him on the shelf for a while to return.
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The 31-year-old was extensively seen because the potential wicket-keeper for the nationwide aspect within the ultimate in opposition to Australia in London’s The Oval from June 7-11. However, Amol Muzumdar believes that staff’s common keeper KS Bharat would’ve needed to play regardless. He causes that preserving the wickets in a Test match, particularly in English situations is just too troublesome who will not be a correct wicketkeeper.
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Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Amol Muzumdar had this to say concerning the preserving scenario –
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“You need genuine keeper who can bat a little. KL Rahul was never an option, for me, at least, in Test matches. It’s okay for T20 or a fifty-over match, but for Test – especially in England – where the ball nibbles around, you need a genuine keeper.”
Amol Muzumdar named Ishan Kishan as an appropriate alternative for KL Rahul within the WTC squad
With KL Rahul out with an damage, Amol Muzumdar needs Ishan Kishan to be included within the World Test Championship squad for India.
With names like Suryakumar Yadav and Sarfaraz Khan being thrown round for inclusion, Kishan is the one identify amongst these rumored who has frequently stored wickets for India.
Mazumdar believes that, in contrast to KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan is a correct wicketkeeper who can be a correct batter.
“Looking at the situation, what has happened to Rahul is unfortunate. But I would be inclined to include Ishan Kishan in the team, looking at his form. Why we talked about KL Rahul and KS Bharat… is because of the unfortunate incident to Rishabh Pant. Now, if you want a man-to-man replacement, you can’t get any closer to Pant than Ishan Kishan. So, he comes into my team. He should be included,” he stated.
While KL Rahul is out with an damage, Krunal Pandya has taken over as LSG captain, because the staff will tackle Gujarat Titans (GT) of their subsequent match on May 7.
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