India vs England 3rd T20 – KL Rahul flops 3rd Time: Another Night, Another Failure for the Punjab King’s captain KL Rahul: KL Rahul is having a horrendous run in the ongoing T20I series against England. In the 3rd T20I match, KL Rahul was seen shaking his head back to the pavilion after his stumps were uprooted by a vicious inswinger from Mark Wood. In the 3 matches, KL Rahul has opened the innings for India, he has managed to forge a binary code- 1, 0, 1. The current no.2 T20I batsman in the world will surely not want to look at this picture.
Rahul equals unwanted record: Rahul equalled an unwanted record on Tuesday when he was dismissed for his second successive duck in the ongoing T20I series against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Rahul, who was out for a 6-ball 0 in the 2nd T20I, failed to trouble the scorers during his 4-ball stay in the 3rd T20I.
With his second successive duck, KL Rahul equals an unwanted record for the most number of ducks in a T20I series/tournament by an Indian. Ashish Nehra got out for two ducks at the ICC T20 World Cup while Ambati Rayudu was dismissed for two ducks in a T20I series against South Africa in 2015.
KL Rahul was under a bit of pressure in the lead up to the third T20i as Ishan Kishan, who made his T20I debut on Sunday, hit a match-winning 56 off just 32 balls. However, Rahul retained his place in the XI despite vice-captain Rohit Sharma returning to the side after having been rested for the first 2 T20is.
Captain Virat Kohli had mentioned before the start of the series that Rahul will open alongside Rohit Sharma and it happened for the first time in the series on Tuesday as Ishan dropped to No. 3 to make way for the returning senior batsman.
However, the move did not work as India not just lost Rahul for 0 but also slipped to 24 for 3 at the end of the powerplay. Rohit Sharma, who was in fine form in the Test series, struggled to get going and departed for 15, once again beaten by the pace of Wood.