KL Rahul Is A Valuable Player For The Team India: Salman Butt

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At the 3rd Test match in Leeds, India surrendered all of the lead they had in the Lord’s Test, losing by an innings and 76 runs. With 2 games remaining in the high-octane five-match Test series between these two elite teams, the series is presently tied at 1-1. The visitors seem to have little time to regroup, while the next Test match at The Oval begins on September 2. Here is Salman Butt About KL Rahul And Shubman Gill.

Salman Butt About KL Rahul And Shubman Gill

For such a humiliating loss, analysts and critics have slammed India and proposed only a few alterations for the 4th Test. Some have suggested that Ravi Ashwin and Shardul Thakur be shown, whereas others have suggested that Ishant Sharma be substituted. Salman Butt Pakistan player believes that India’s middle-order batting is a cause of worry. Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane have all produced in parts in the 3 Tests so far, but altogether they have failed to generate.

Butt believes it’s because they’ve had early exposure to the new ball. On his YouTube channel, he held a Q&A session with his supporters. Shubman Gill was asked whether he might be used as a middle-order hitter by one of the supporters.

Shubman Gill also has a good technique against the new ball: Butt

The cricketer-turned-expert responded, “Why would Shubman Gill come in as a middle-order batter? He has performed superbly as an opener in Australia as well in England during the World Test Championship (WTC) Final. He batted well on those testing conditions. He also has a good technique against the new ball,” Butt said.

He should really continue to begin the batting, according to the former Pakistan skipper. “Gill should continue batting as an opener and, KL Rahul should come in as a middle-order batter due to his good showing as an opener. If he can play the first new ball well, then he can also play the second new ball nicely. He was anyways seen as a middle-order player. He went up to open because Agarwal was concussed.”

KL Rahul, according to Butt, is a multi-purpose performer because of his ability to expand, maintain wickets, and bat in a variety of positions. “KL Rahul is a multi-purpose player owing to the ability to bat in anywhere, keep wickets. He can bat as an opener and in the middle-order. The good point is that he performs everywhere as he has four centuries outside India. So, I personally think Gill should open the innings and, Rahul should bat in the middle-order. KL Rahul is definitely a multi-purpose player and very valuable for the Indian team,” Butt said.

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