Suresh Raina Backs Captain KL Rahul; Feels Kuldeep Yadav-Yuzvendra Chahal Would Play Together in T20I Series

New Delhi: After the completion of the IPL, the focus of international cricket has shifted. At home, India will face South Africa in a five-match T20I series. Most big players have been rested and KL Rahul will lead the team. Eyes will be on the T20 team as India make their appearance at the T20 World Cup in Australia at the end of the year.Also Read – Ravi Shastri Predicts India’s Playing XI For 1st T20I Against South Africa: Rishabh Pant On Dinesh Karthik; Umran Malik likely to be inducted

Praised skipper KL Rahul, former India cricketer Suresh Raina, has backed up to perform well and considers Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav to play together. Read also – India vs South Africa T20 Series: 5 players to look out for

Raina said on the Star Sports show ‘Game Plan’: “He has been looking very calm and composed in recent times and the selected players need leaders like KL Rahul. Kuldeep (Yadav) and Chahal are playing together. Also Read – IND vs SA: Temba Bavuma Hopes Teammate Kagiso Rabada Breaks This Lasith Malinga’s Record

Raina reckons that IPL heroes Arshadeep Singh and Umran Malik will be joining the team, and Rahul’s presence will help because they bring a lot of calm in the dressing room. He said: “There are new fast bowlers – Umran Malik, the way they bowled and then Arshdeep. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are also expected to perform well in the IPL. So I think his (Rahul) presence brings calm and the South African players are also good, so this is a good match.

Rahul helps him stay on the rolling touch on T20. He was one of the top run-scorers in the recently concluded IPL. He led the Lucknow Super Giants in the playoffs.

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