Scott Styris Feels KL Rahul Will Not Be Able To Cement His Place In Team India
By CricShots - Aug 5, 2022 11:56 am
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Former New Zealand all-rounder, Scott Styris reckoned that it may not be easy for KL Rahul to cement his place in the
Indian team. He has been missing competitive cricket since representing the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 back in April and May.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul batting at NCA nets

As far as international cricket is concerned, KL Rahul hasn’t donned the national jersey since February 2022. Scott Styris felt that in Rahul’s absence, the other batters have been able to put their hands up. Styris said that the Indian selectors will be in a tough spot after the comeback of Rahul.

Styris, who played 29 Tests, 188 ODIs, and 31 T20Is for the Black Caps, put forth his opinions while speaking on Sports18’s daily sports news show ‘Sports Over The Top’.

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Scott Styris elaborated, “It’s a different mindset for players because they don’t want to be out and they don’t want to be giving other players opportunities. I know India has a very good culture within its group, so it doesn’t mind allowing other players opportunities all the time. I know as a player myself, you never wanted to give somebody else a chance to take your spot.”

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Scott Styris

He further added, “He’s out injured and he’s away from the team at the moment, it just means that other players are able to do what Suryakumar is doing, what Rishabh Pant is doing, getting in there, taking the chance scoring runs and really posing the selectors some questions saying, do we actually need KL Rahul? Is he going to be in good form when he comes back? He has missed a lot of cricket, a lot of question marks now present themselves”.

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KL Rahul didn’t play in the matches in England and the West Indies. Rahul isn’t a part of India’s ODI series in Zimbabwe later this month as well.