Cricket   |   February 22, 2023

KL Rahul removed as Indian vice-captain for remaining Border-Gavaskar Trophy matches

Indian top order batter KL Rahul has been going through a rough patch of form lately. The batter has struggled to score runs across all formats of the game and is currently facing a situation where he could be sacked. The BCCI might’ve just dropped their first indication of losing confidence in the player, having removed him from the vice-captaincy post for the third and fourth Tests against Australia. 

India are currently 2-0 up in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and became the first team to retain this title four consecutive times. Australia, who came in with massive hopes of registering a rare series win in India, were left deflated and lost both the Tests inside three days. You can bet on the remaining matches of this tour on Bet365.

The Indian opener, who scored 17 off 41 balls in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test, perished for another low score in India’s second essay at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The Indian opener was dismissed for 1 off 3 balls although Rohit’s Team India coasted through to a comfortable win over Australia in the 2nd Test at Delhi. 

The Karnataka batter’s form has been under scrutiny in the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship. With an average of just 13, Rahul has scored 117 runs in his last five Test matches. The star batter has failed to go past the score of 23 in his last 10 Test innings. However, Indian skipper Rohit has come out in the support of Rahul amid his recent Test batting slump. Follow the Bet365 cricket page to stay updated on the developments of this story.

The head coach Rahul Dravid also suggested that Rahul’s form outside of India is one of the biggest factors behind the side giving him so many chances. But with the likes of Shubman Gill knocking the doors down with successive big scores in limited overs cricket, the time might be running out for Rahul. 

Rahul made his debut for India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2014 against Australia. The 30-year-old played 47 Tests so far in his career, alongside 51 ODIs and 72 T20Is. In the longest format, he scored 2,642 runs at an average of 33.44. 

The third Test between India and Australia will begin on March 1 in Indore and the Test series will culminate in Ahmedabad with the fourth Test match. You can count on Bet365 scores for the live updates from the match.