|| India Correspondent ||
KL Rahul has become a familiar face in the limited-overs setup for India for the last few years and team's chances of the win against Australia will depend a lot on how he performs as well. The two teams will play three T20Is, three ODIs and four Tests against each other, starting from November 27. In the absence of Rohit Sharma in the squad, the batting order can be a matter of concern for India.
Recently, while addressing that in a virtual press-conference, Rahul said, "My batting position will depend on the format I am playing and what the team wants from me and what combination sits better. The last ODI series we played, I batted at number five and I kept the wickets so yeah, it is a role that I enjoyed and I am happy to play whatever role the team gives me."
Meanwhile, the wicket-keeper batsman further said that he hasn’t played a lot of 50-over cricket for a continued period of time but he is a part of the team for the last few years and he feels good to contribute in every way possible.
Notably, KL Rahul has been in sublime form with the bat. He has recently bagged the orange cap in the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League 2020, for smashing 670 runs in 14 matches.
"I mean I did get a little bit of feeler with the IPL, I had to play similar roles there as well, it was challenging and it was new, but I got used to that role and I started enjoying it. Hopefully, I will continue the same here. Virat will always be there for the boys and that will make my job a little easier. It is a very proud moment, and hopefully, I can keep on putting similar performances," again shared Rahul.
"Look, I learnt to stay in the moment in the IPL, when I am wicket-keeping for those last 3-4 seconds when the bowler is running in, I learnt to switch on and not focus on the leadership part. It will be important for me going forward, it is important to start well in the white-ball leg, Australia is a country where we have enjoyed competing," concluded the 28-year-old swashbuckling batsman.