KL Rahul is in the form of his life in limited-overs cricket and is going through the best phase of his career. The 27-year-old was dominant with the willow during India’s limited-overs series against West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand scoring runs at ease. The stylish right-hander is ready to bat any spot according to the team’s needs and contributes well despite coming in at different positions apart from emerging as the first-choice wicket-keeper for Team India in limited-overs with his smart glovework behind the stumps. Rahul’s current form, versatility combined with matured decisions and shot selections might augur well for him to guide Kings XI Punjab forward.
With a perfect combination of several young Indian talents and immensely experienced stars like Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan and Glenn Maxwell the squad looks balanced across all departments. KL Rahul as the skipper and with the squad comprising several Karnataka players the move assumes greater significance as the new skipper will get the backing of his fellow Karnataka players. Rahul who has been in the Kings XI Punjab set-up for two seasons now has been given the captaincy at the right time and given his current frame of mind, the 27-year-old might as well go onto become the face of Kings XI Punjab franchise if he could make it big as a captain!
KL Rahul did deserve this captaincy and we can’t wait to see him leading the team!