After having lost the ODI series comprehensively, Team India came back brilliantly to notch up a T20I series win over Australia.
India won the first two T20I at the Manuka Oval in Canberra and at the Sydney Cricket Ground, taking their winning streak to ten games in a row before eventually dropping the final rubber by 12 runs on Tuesday.
India had plenty of positives from the series but there are still a few areas that they need to work on, fielding, middle-over batting against spinners, and the lackluster form of their prime spinner in Yuzvendra Chahal to name a few.
Here’s a look at Team India’s squad ratings for the T20I series:
KL Rahul – 6/10
KL Rahul looked in pristine touch during the T20I series but unlike his stint with Kings XI Punjab in the 2020 IPL, he was not able to convert his starts into big knocks.
In the first game, KL Rahul top-scored for India with a brilliant 40-ball 51. After a rather slow start, Rahul shifted gears brilliantly to score yet another T20I fifty but the lack of any resistance from the other end eventually led to him holing out against Moises Henriques.
In the second game, Rahul, along with Shikhar Dhawan gave India a blazing start in their pursuit of 195 before he failed to pick-up a slower delivery from Andrew Tye, eventually falling for a 22-ball 30. The last T20I proved to be a nightmare for KL as he not only faltered with his DRS calls but he also registered his first single-digit score in T20I cricket since 2018.