‘I have learned a lot from my mistakes’- Kl Rahul hopeful of doing the job for India against England

Indian batsman Kl Rahul is hopeful is doing well for India against England for five-match Test series in the second cycle of the World Test Championship at Trent Bridge starting from 4th August 2021.

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Kl Rahul has established himself in white-ball format for India but there is a lot of work that he needs to do in order to become a regular member of Red ball format.

Of the 18 Tests that India played in the first WTC cycle (17 in the league and the final at Southampton against New Zealand), Rahul was a part of only two, both against West Indies, where India registered a 2-0 win to start their campaign on a dominating note.

Due to immense competition at the top order and middle order in the Test squad of Indian national team, Kl Rahul has not been able to make it to playing X1 of the longest format of the game.

“It’s always good to get runs in the white kit. It’s been a while since I’d played a red-ball game, so it was very nice to be out there, and score runs. It’s important to stay patient and wait for my turn. I’ve been working on my game. It’s good to get some time in the middle and score some runs,” said Rahul, said recently.

“When I got dropped in 2018, I had to go back and discuss with coaches, watched a lot of videos to see where I was faltering and try to correct that. I’m happy, time off from Test cricket (has helped). Like they say, failure makes you strong, makes you more focused and determined about the game. It’s no different for me. I’m looking forward to the opportunities, trying to stay a lot calmer and more disciplined,” he told BCCI.tv.

Kl Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are supposed to be part of the playing X1 especially when Shubhman Gill has been ruled out from the England series due to injury. India will be looking to win this series against England which will not be easy at all especially after the loss of recently concluded World Test Championship final where Kiwis won the inaugural edition at Southampton on reserve day.