Want to carry good form into T20 World Cup: KL Rahul
India opening batsman KL Rahul has been in red hot form throughout the five-match T20I series. He was named the man of the series for scoring an overall tally of 224 runs at an average of 56, which is most by any batsman in the shortest format of the game. He scored two fifties in the series.
He scored 45, 39, 27, 57 not out and 56 in five games. In fact, he was one of the players who helped India register a historical 5-0 clean sweep over New Zealand. After the match, KL Rahul said the team’s ability to find solutions in difficult situations was the key to its success.
“I am pleased. It is great to be standing here winning 5-0. Very happy that my performances could result in victories for India. We were happy to come into this series with confidence and to keep executing our skills every game. We came up with answers from every situation and it is a great result for me and the side,” he said.
The Men’s T20 World Cup tournament is scheduled to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15. KL Rahul said that he is not really thinking too much about the T20 World Cup now as he wants to focus on the present. However, he was pretty confident that he can continue batting this way.
“I am batting really well now and I am happy to do the roles I am doing for my side. Not thinking too much about the T20 World Cup at the moment, but hopefully, I can continue batting this way,” he said.
“I think it is a winning habit that we have cultivated wherein we want to win every time we step onto the ground. As a team, we keep believing in each other. Leading up to the World Cup, there were a few strategies that we wanted to try out. It just keeps giving us more and more confidence to keep going around.”
After getting the best result in the T20I series, India will next play three ODIs against New Zealand starting on February 5. KL Rahul added they will follow the similar tactics to achieve success in the 50-over format.
“We’ll relax a little bit over the next couple of days and enjoy the victory. But once we start with the next series, the process will remain the same,” he said.
“We want to win games of cricket every time we go out. The kind of cricket we are playing is fun to watch and we hope to keep repeating this.”