KL Rahul is undoubtedly one of the finest and cleanest timers in all three formats in modern-day cricket. The right-hander can adapt to all three formats quite well. The 31-year-old’s batting is a combination of elegant stroke play, timing, and placement. The opener has highlighted neat footwork while playing the pacers as well as spinners in different conditions as well as situations that make him a special addition.
He has so far scored 2642 runs in 47 tests registering 7 centuries and 13 half centuries. In 54 ODIs, the right-hander has scored 1986 runs registering 6 centuries and 13 half-centuries. In 72 T20Is, Rahul has scored 2265 runs registering 2 centuries and 22 half centuries. When it comes to his captaincy, Rahul hasn’t got enough chances to lead the Indian team. His captaincy in the IPL (Indian Premier League) has looked decent as Lucknow Super Giants made it to the semi-finals in the 2022 and the 2023 edition under his captaincy. In International cricket, Rahul has performed reasonably well as a skipper as his calmness has enabled him to make tough decisions.
KL Rahul Test Captaincy Record
KL Rahul’s calm temperament and his ability to make decisions as per the situation can make him a captaincy material for the future. His captaincy was compared with former India skipper MS Dhoni. The 31-year-old has won 2 tests out of the 3 he led team India. He lost his first test as skipper against South Africa in January 2022 in Johannesburg when India lost by 7 wickets. He was the skipper when India toured Bangladesh in December 2022. India won the first test by 188 runs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong and the second test by three wickets at the Sher-e-Bangle stadium in Mirpur winning the 2-match test series 2-0. His winning percentage in tests as captain is 66%.
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KL Rahul ODI Captaincy Record
It has been a mixed bag when it comes to leading the team in ODIs for KL Rahul. The 31-year-old has led the team in 7 ODIs. He led the team against South Africa in a three-match ODI series in South Africa in January 2022. Team India lost the series 3-0. In August 2022 he led the team to a 3-0 win over Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. In November he led the team in a match against Bangladesh. His winning percentage as ODI skipper is 57%.
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KL Rahul T20I Captaincy Record
Rahul led the team just once when it came to leading the team in T20I. The Karnataka batsman was the skipper in one of the games during the 2022 Asia Cup in the absence of Rohit Sharma in Abu Dhabi against UAE. India won that match by 101 runs.
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KL Rahul IPL Captaincy Record
Rahul has done a decent job when it came to captaining the IPL teams (Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants). So far he has won 26 games as skipper in the IPL out of the 51 matches and lost 24 matches one game ending in no result. His winning percentage as skipper in the IPL is 50.98%.
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