The Indian team won the first match of the 3 match ODI series against Australia by 5 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, where the Indian team bowlers saw the first major performance, Lokesh Rahul returned with the bat after winning the match playing 75 runs unbeaten. In the absence of Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul, who played at number 5, has a very good record in this order so far.
Lokesh Rahul, who was ruled out of the last 2 matches due to poor performance during the Test series against Australia, got a chance to play wicketkeeper in the first ODI. Taking advantage of this opportunity, where Rahul performed brilliantly in wicketkeeping, he led the team out of a situation and won the match, which is being praised by all the fans.
If we look at Lokesh Rahul’s record at the number 5 position in ODI format so far, he has played 17 innings while batting, apart from playing 1 innings century, he has also played 7 half century innings. After Rishabh Pant was out of the team for a long time, Rahul has become a better option for the team in this position.
From the year 2022 to December, Lokesh Rahul had the opportunity to bat at the number 5 position in ODI 7 times, during which he scored a total of 280 runs at an excellent average of 56, in which Rahul’s strike rate is 83.08 I got it. Rahul has also played 3 brilliant half-century innings during this period. In the ODI World Cup due to take place at the end of the year, Rahul may prove to be the biggest match winner for the Indian team in this issue.