Watson said that KL Rahul is my favorite batsman and he is the kind of batsman I love to watch him play. According to me, KL Rahul bats best when he plays aggressively.
New Delhi. Shane Watson believes KL Rahul is at his best when he bats with the attitude that he has nothing to lose and the Australian all-rounder wants him to play in the T20 World Cup later this month. This Indian opener should bat like that. Rahul’s strike rate has been the target of critics during the Asia Cup and the current series against South Africa. In the first T20 match against South Africa, India were only 107 to chase but Rahul batted very slowly and scored an unbeaten 51 off 56 balls. Watson said that Rahul should take an aggressive approach from the first ball during the World Cup in Australia. Watson said, “KL Rahul is my favorite batsman and he is the kind of batsman I love to watch him play. According to me, KL Rahul bats best when he plays aggressively. He moves the game and doesn’t try to control it.
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“I love watching him bat when he feels he has nothing to lose. Then he can score runs at a strike rate of 180 without taking too much risk. If he can do that in Australia, a lot of bowlers will be in problems.” Jasprit Bumrah’s participation in T20 World Cup has been doubted due to injury.In such a situation, Indian fast bowling looks weak.Watson is also of the same opinion and wants Mohammad Siraj to be replaced in the team if Bumrah is not fit for the World Cup Watson said, “India definitely have batsmen who can do well in Australian conditions but the biggest question mark is about their fast bowling. I can do well in all kinds of conditions but without Bumrah the fast bowlers will be able to perform well under pressure conditions in the final overs.The opposing team will try to exploit this weakness in India.
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Watson said that in the absence of Bumrah, India need a fast bowler who can bowl at 140 kmph. He said: “It is really a matter of concern (India does not have a fast bowler) and so if Bumrah is not in the team, Siraj will be a good option.” Watson paid tribute to Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya. said that he can make an impact in every match he plays for India. Hardik has done well in both batting and bowling after recovering from injury. Watson said: “I like to see an all-rounder who bowls well and hits the ball like Hardik. The way he worked on his fitness and the way he is bowling right now is special. “He is a match-winner player. When he bowls, he can leave a lot of impact. His batting is constantly improving. Everyone knows that he has the technique to bat in the middle overs and can also bowl at 140 kmph.
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