Michael Vaughan wants KL Rahul to play as Opener in WTC Final

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The World Test Championship Final is scheduled on June 7 to June 11 in The Oval. India and Australia are going to clash in the World Test Championship Final. Former England Cricketer Michael Vaughan says that India should play KL Rahul as an opener in the World Test Championship Final. In the recent test series, KL was dropped from the vice-captain role. Furthermore, he got a drop from the opening position also. KL now plays only in the One Day Internationals. However, in ODI he bats in the middle order only.

Michael Vaughan on WTC Final

“The only change that they could make in English conditions is that KL Rahul plays the moving ball better than Shubman Gill. Shubman’s a tremendous young player, but you’ve got to win that one game of cricket. Forget history; it’s about picking the best XI to win the World Test Championship. When it’s straight, Shubman is a dangerous player, but I’ve seen a few little technical deficiencies. When the ball moves, he takes his hand a little bit too much towards the ball,”

Michael Vaughan further added that

“He snicks off quite consistently. I’m not sure they will do that (replace Shubman with KL Rahul) because I’m not in the selection room. (But) don’t pick a team based on what’s next or who’s going to play in the West Indies; you’ve got to pick the team for that one game of cricket,” said Michael Vaughan

Gill is currently the opener of the Indian team in all the formats including the T20 internationals.

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