KL Rahul’s performance and his batting orientation have experienced a lot of ups and downs. He batted No. 6 to begin his Test career before switching to the opening position for his second match. He was selected as a reserve middle-order hitter for his return to Test match cricket in England for 2021 before being called back to the top spot due to a last-minute injury of Mayank Agarwal.
The ODIs also involved the same shuttling. Rahul was the answer to the recurring No. 4 issue at the outset of the 2019 World Cup. But after four games, he was back in the starting lineup after Shikhar Dhawan’s injury. Before the year 2020 began, Rahul played eight one-day innings at No. 4 or below, encompassing List A regional or domestic matches, although he had never reached fifty. He added