Dharamshala: The first match of the three T20 matches series between the Indian team and South Africa will be played at Dharamshala on 15 September. Team India are looking for their first win in four years against the visiting team. Everyone's eye is on Lokesh Rahul in this match. This opener of the host team has been out of the team due to poor form. But it is part of the team in T20. In such a situation, the question arises whether he will be able to find a place in the playing XI? Lokesh Rahul is the team's opener batsman and he is given an opportunity in the middle order if needed.
He played the role of the opener after Dhawan was dropped in the World Cup, but now Dhawan has returned to the team, in such a situation he will not get a place as an opener. The opener role will be played by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in Dharamshala. Now the question is if the opening slot is not empty, where does Rahul fit.
In the middle order, Lokesh Rahul is getting a tough fight from Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey in Team India. Apart from this, Rishabh Pant is also there and then Hardik Pandya has also returned to the team. After the World Cup, Rahul played just one T20 match against the West Indies in which he scored 20 runs. At the same time, he was very disappointed in the Test series. The reason for his performance was being criticized.
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Ambati Rayudu returned from retirement, became the captain of this team
This player took command of the Indian team as a captain on this same day in 2007