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India’s tour to Australia; KL Rahul nominated as the Vice-Captain of Indian Men’s Cricket Team

Economic Times

The Indian right-handed batsman, KL Raul said, it is a very happy and proud moment for him to be selected as a vice-captain for team India in a limited-overs game in Australia.

KL Rahul to Lead from Front

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman says he is very happy and confident to take the responsibility as a vice-captain in the white-ball game, starting from next month in Australia. The Indian selectors announced the squad for T20, ODI and test matches on Monday. KL Rahul got the opportunity considering his performances in the ongoing IPL as he is the top runs scorer so far. He also led KX1P into top 4 in the points table under his captaincy.

“It is a very happy and proud moment. I was not expecting it, but I am very happy. I am ready for responsibility and challenge and I will try to do my best for my team as much as I can,”

In the 12 games that he played for KX1P, he scored 595 runs with an average of 59.50 including a century and five fifties.

“I am looking forward to the coming tour but the next 2-3 weeks before that are very important. The next 2-3 months will be very important. I am thinking about one day at a time, not much forward at the moment.”

India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy.

India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.

India Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj.

India and Australia will play three T20, three ODI’s and 4 test matches head to head. These matches will be included in the World Test Championship. They are currently in the first and second spots in WTC respectively.