Everyone’s eyes are on the Indian team for the ODI World Cup to be held at the end of 2016. In fact, this time the World Cup will be held only in India and considering the internal situation, it is expected that all repeat the history of 2011 team India. However, first the team will have to iron out their flaws regarding that, in which a player in the middle order will have a chance to replace Rishabh Pant.
Facing Team India, 2 names are up front as an alternative to Rishabh Pant, in which one is KL Rahul and the other is Sanju Samson. The performance of these two players in the middle order has been better so far. KL Rahul may have been seen struggling with his form in the Test format, but in ODI, so far, his bat seems to be speaking in a much better way.
KL Rahul has batted at the number 5 position 16 times in his career in ODIs so far, scoring 658 runs at an average of 50. During this, he has also seen 6 innings of a half century and 1 century with the KL bat. In recent overs, KL Rahul has been seen scoring runs for the team very quickly, which has seen Rahul’s strike rate of 162.71 in the last 10 overs.
Sanju Samson may not have been able to fully capitalize on the opportunities he had in the limited overs format so far, but despite this, he has proven to be a better middle-order batsman in his short ODI career thus far. Sanju has batted at the number 5 position in 5 innings of 11 ODIs played so far. During this, Sanju has scored 104 runs at an average of 52. At the same time, Sanju’s average of 66 in ODI format has also been seen so far.