KL Rahul, who is making a comeback after a string of controversies, has continued with his poor as he failed to put on the runs in the 3rd unofficial ODI between India A and England Lions. Meanwhile, the hosts have started the five-match series on a high winning the first two games.
The Board of Contol for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) recently decided to provisionally lift the suspension of KL Rahul along with Hardik Pandya. While they asked Pandya to join the New Zealand squad, they asked Rahul to join India A team in Thiruvananthapuram.
Previously, the Karnataka batsman and Pandya appeared on famous talks show Koffee With Karan. Their sexist and misogynistic comments on the show created an uproar on the social media, and they received a good bashing. BCCI acted promptly on the same issuing showcause notice to both the cricketers and asking them to come back to the country before the ODI series against Australia. While many thought that the absence of Pandya would upset the balance of the squad, India were the dominant force in the series. They won their first-ever bilateral series winning the three-match series 2-1.
Rahul departs early
Meanwhile, KL Rahul has struggled with the bat of late and as a result, he lost his place in the Test side against Australia. His highest score came in the first Test at Adelaide where he scored 44 runs as India won the Test to go 1-0 up. Since then, he has struggled and the management even dropped him from the Boxing Day Test.
And now, in a bid to regain form, the selectors wanted him to play in the domestic cricket. However, it seems like KL Rahul has lost his touch as he managed to score only 13 runs before getting out to Jamie Overton. Rahul still has two matches on his side to find the right chords with the bat.
India A, on the other hand, is struggling at 99 for five at the end of 25 overs. Ishan Kishan has finally started to bail India A out along with all-rounder Jayant Yadav.