CHENNAI: There’s been a lot of talk about MS Dhoni’s successor in the Indian T20 team. Rishabh Pant has been given innumerable chances while the team management doesn’t seem to have faith in Sanju Samson. Now, the talks of Dhoni’s return are also surfacing, but it’s surprising that KL Rahul’s name as the wicketkeeper-batsman hasn’t yet featured in the discussions. Rahul has been in red-hot form with the bat and it’s difficult to see him not boarding that flight to Australia for the T20 World Cup next year. Importantly, Rahul has been keeping wickets for Karnataka in T20s, as well as for his IPL team Kings XI Punjab. Team India batting coach Vikram Rathour didn’t completely rule out the idea ahead of India’s first ODI against West Indies in Chepauk. “Of course, that is an option. It’s something the team management will have to see,” Rathour said on Saturday. While Kohli & Co haven’t yet played that card, there are a few who feel it’s better to give Rahul a chance quickly behind the stumps and see how he does. “I can understand if Rahul was an absolute makeshift ‘keeper. But that’s not the case as he keeps wickets for… Read full this story
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