Rahul played 108 in the practice match against Bangladesh at No. 4
Indian captain said – Ability to pursue the scoreboard in Rahul
Cardiff Indian captain Virat Kohli has praised Lokesh Rahul, who scored a century in the warm-up match against Bangladesh. He said that Rahul's form is a 'big positive factor' before our first match against South Africa in the World Cup on June 5. During the World Cup, he also gave signs of batting at number 4 to Rahul. Rahul scored 108 runs off 99 balls with 12 fours and 4 sixes to help Bangladesh win. India won the match by 95 runs.
I do not avoid playing any number: Rahul
This statement of Virat has come at a time when the BCCI Chief Selector MSK Prasad told Vijay Shankar the most suitable for this number. While declaring the team for the World Cup, Vijay was named as a 3 dimensional player. However, after this victory Vijay could not do something special in IPL or practice match. In the match against Bangladesh, he got to bat at number 5 and could only score two runs for 7 balls.
In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, Virat said, "The biggest positive thing that came out of the match was Lokesh Rahul playing on number one. All other people know that their role is very important. In such a way, making Rahul's score becomes important because he is a good player. They can increase the number of runs on the scoreboard. You also saw a big example of their skill. '
Asked if he is ready to play on number-4, Rahul gave a diplomatic answer. He said, "The numbers the team needs to play, they are ready to play there. This is a team game. You need to be ready to bat at any number. You should be ready to take whatever responsibility you have as a player. '