Indian National Cricket team opener KL Rahul’s poor form with the bat continues as he once again failed to score runs in the fourth Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Meanwhile, Rahul was one of the two change that India made for the final Test along with Kuldeep Yadav. Rahul came back into the side in place of Rohit Sharma, who returned home to be with his wife and newborn daughter. As a result, it was for the first time; two Karnataka batsmen walked out to open the innings for India.
While Mayank Agarwal continued in his prime form, KL Rahul looked uneasy at the crease. He faced nine balls scoring two boundaries mostly coming from the edges. So after he perishes, as Josh Hazlewood dismissed him for the fourth time in his Test career – the joint-most along with Stuart Broad and Nathan Lyon.
Kl Rahul has found innovative ways of getting in every single match, as recently stated by batting coach Sanjay Bangar. As the star batsman found himself by the rope, he was spotted spending time at the nets hours after his dismissal. The second innings of the ongoing Test will be his last opportunity to retain his place in the Test side.
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Meanwhile, the top-order batsmen once again laid a strong foundation for India with Agarwal once again impressing with the bat. However, he once again failed to score his maiden century as he got out on 77, one more than his debut knock. Cheteshwar Pujara also continued superlative form as India looks to post a massive first innings total.