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South Africa vs India 2018: 5 reasons Indian management should choose Rahul over Dhawan

With Vijay having cemented his slot, only one among Dhawan and Rahul can make the cut.

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Top 5 / Top 10 04 Jan 2018, 16:49 IST
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Rahul along with Kohli has been India's batting mainstay

A day before the Sri Lanka ODI's MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors remarked in an interview with The Hindu, "We are going to try out KL Rahul at No. 4 in this series. He is too good a player to sit out."-

When Michael Clarke was questioned on Rahul's future prospects, he was quoted as saying - Looks like he’s going to be a star!


These are just a few thoughts which reflect just how highly he is regarded in the cricketing circuit. Ever since the nightmarish debut, the only way has been up for the Karnataka batsman. In the last three years, Rahul has graduated from being just another talented and promising youngster to being one of best openers going in world cricket, enroute overcoming arduous challenges.

Going into South Africa, he faces yet another. The opening combination will still be undecided once Dhawan returns from injury or the second test. Nevertheless, whatever the combination be, the openers will have a crucial role to play in negating the swing, pace and guile of one of the most formidable bowling line ups.

If India are to end the 25 year wait, KL must be picked ahead of Dhawan to open with Vijay. Here are 5 reasons why that must be the case.

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