KL Rahul is currently leading the Indian Cricket Team in the ongoing second Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium. It has been a complete turnaround of fortunes for KL Rahul in just a space of six months.
He wasn’t even in India’s first-choice playing XI over six months ago. However, injuries to Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill helped him open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma on India’s Test tour of England. There has been no looking back since.
KL Rahul scored runs heavily during the series. He gave exceptional starts at the top of the order alongside Rohit Sharma. In 4 Tests, he scored 368 runs at an average of close to 40. He recently scored his maiden Test century in South Africa. KL Rahul made his Test debut back in 2014 on Boxing Day (26th January) at Melbourne Cricket Ground. So far in his Test Cricket Career, has scored 2467 runs in 41 Tests at an average of 36.3.
In this article, we take a look at 6 openers with most Test hundreds outside of the home since KL Rahul’s debut.
6 Openers With Most Test Hundreds Away From Home Since KL Rahul’s Debut
Dimuth Karunaratne: 4 centuries
Sri Lanka’s Test captain, Dimuth Karunaratne is a veteran cricketer in the longest format of the game. The left-handed batsman is a vital cog in Sri Lanka’s Test team. He has consistently scored heavily for the team since his arrival in Test Cricket. Karunaratne made his Test debut against New Zealand on November 17, 2021, at Galle International Stadium.
He has scored 5454 runs in 74 Tests at an average of close to 40. He has 13 centuries and 1 double-century to his name in Tests. Since KL Rahul’s debut, Dimuth Karunaratne has managed to hit 4 centuries outside of the home in Test Cricket.