KL Rahul was recently snubbed as the Indian team’s vice-captain following a string of poor performances in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. Despite India’s victories in both Tests, the right-handed batsman managed only 38 runs in three innings and was out for low scores.
Looking at the future scope of preparing a positive substitution for KL Rahul who after being dropped as a Vice Captain and getting demoted as “backup” wicket-keeper, he can be replaced soon.
For the the red-ball cricket Sheldon Jackson is another player who deserves to be the long-term replacement for KL Rahul. Jackson plays domestic cricket for Saurashtra. The team recently defeated Bengal in the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 final. Jackson, the Saurashtra wicketkeeper, was a standout performer in the tournament.
In 15 innings, he scored 588 runs, including a century and four half-centuries. His career high was 160 runs. He is a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Last season, Jackson stole the show with his quick work behind the stumps.
India’s Test squad for third and fourth Test against Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), K L Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.