SRH vs LSG: Sunil Gavaskar Feels KL Rahul Can Also Play As a Finisher For Lucknow Super Giants

Updated - 04 Apr 2022, 08:01 PM

KL Rahul. Photo- Twitter
KL Rahul. Photo- Twitter

IPL 2022: Former India captain, Sunil Gavaskar believes that KL Rahul has all the attributes to play as a finisher for Lucknow Super Giants.

SRH vs LSG Dream11 Prediction

LSG has played two games in the Indian Premier League. They lost their first game against Gujarat Titans but came back strongly against the Chennai Super Kings by chasing a mammoth 211 runs.

Sunil Gavaskar. Photo- Twitter
Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo: Twitter)

KL Rahul Is a Versatile Batter: Sunil Gavaskar

Rahul did not have a great start to the season as he was out caught behind on the very first ball of the match against the Titans but he played a fine knock against CSK.

KL Rahul has batted in the middle order in the IPL previously when he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He also bats in the middle order for India in ODIs.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image: Twitter)

“KL Rahul is an integral part of the team, he opens the batting and gets to bat full 20 overs. I believe he has the ability to be a finisher as well. He is not somebody who will just give good starts to the team. He has all the shots in the book to finish an innings off as well. So if he gets going and bats till 15-16th over LSG can post over 200+ on board” Gavaskar said on Cricket Live, Star Sports.

Gavaskar is not wrong in his assessment. KL Rahul hit his first T20I century against the West Indies in 2016 batting at 4. India was chasing a record total of 240+. India lost the game by just one run, but it was for the first time Rahul showed his class as a finisher as well. Rahul has batted at 5 for India in the ODIs and has done decently well at that position.

As far as Rahul’s captaincy is concerned he was criticized after the first game for bowling Deepak Hooda at a stage where the likes of Dusmantha Chammera and Avesh Khan had still their overs left. It would be interesting to see if there is any improvement in KL’s captaincy as the league progresses because one thing which is certain with him is that he would definitely score runs.

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