KL Rahul Makes His Case for Selection for India's Tour to Australia

KL Rahul hit two centuries for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy final against Central Zone. While his team may have lost the match, the opener has made his case for selection to India's Test squad for tour to Australia.

Updated: November 03, 2014 14:20 IST
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Apart from good knocks in domestic cricket, KL Rahul (R) has also performed well in IPL cricket.


Karnataka's in-form young opener KL Rahul has staked a strong claim for inclusion in India's Test squad to Australia which is to be picked here on Tuesday by the five-man selection committee headed by Sandeep Patil.

The two centuries (185 and 130) he hit for South Zone, albeit in a losing cause, in the Duleep Trophy final against Central Zone could not have come at a better time for the 23-year-old Bengaluru-born batsman. (Comparisons to Dravid delights KL Rahul)

The selectors are bound to give a serious thought of including this Karnataka youngster as the third opener in the squad behind first-choice Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan - who did the duty in the first two Tests of the series that India lost to England last season.

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