ENG vs IND: Three players who can replace KL Rahul in India’s ODI squad

KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image Credits: Twitter)
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KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image Credits: Twitter)

Ahead of their tour to England, India have been dealt with a body blow as their star batter KL Rahul has been ruled out of the whole tour with a groin injury. India will play seven matches on the tour, including one rescheduled Test, three ODIs, and three T20Is.

The Indian opener and the vice-captain in white-ball format is troubled with a recurring groin injury and now the BCCI has decided to send him to Germany for the treatment. It will be a huge miss for Team India as the stylish lad from Karnataka is one of the main pillars of the Indian batting across the formats.

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While the national selectors have already announced the Test squad, they are yet to pick a squad for England ODIs and T20Is. Hence, here we will talk about the three opening batters who could get a chance in the place of the batter in the Indian ODI squad.

3 players who could replace KL Rahul for ODI series against England:

1. Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The young destructive opener from Mumbai looked in great touch during the recently-concluded edition of the IPL. Prithvi Shaw likes pace and bounce to his bat and he also has good cut and pull shots in his armoury.

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Moreover, he is carrying a solid form behind himself as he has been scoring runs in the ongoing Ranji Trophy.

Prithvi Shaw has played only 6 ODI games in his career, where he has scored 189 runs at an average of 31.5, striking at a rate of over 113. He could be a solid option to replace KL Rahul in the squad.

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