IND vs SA: What will be KL Rahul’s biggest challenge?

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South Africa defeated Team India in the first ODI of the three match series.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first and managed to put a good total of 296 runs at the loss of 4 wickets on board and then restricted India on 265 to win the match by 31 runs.

Both Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen smashed amazing centuries and lead Proteas to a great total.

Rassie van der Dussen was awarded with the player of the match for his splendid unbeaten knock of 129 runs of just 96 balls.

Biggest Challenge for KL Rahul

Team India continue to move on their losing skid with the embarrassing chase fail in the first ODI.

Men in Blue did get on a great start and Both Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan smashed good half century but the middle order collapsed followed by it just couldn’t save it.

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This match could be added as another failed chapter into KL Rahul’s captaincy book.

Rahul’s decision to not use his 6th bowler Venkatesh Iyer when the main five Bowlers failed to break Bavuma and Dussen is really questionable.

KL Rahul yet again failed to perform with bat when he is under the pressure of the captaincy cap.

All these questions are valid to some extent cause of Rahul’s constant faliure as a skipper. He is undoubtedly a great batsman but is he a great captain?

KL Rahul will have a big responsibility to support Shikhar Dhawan and help India with a strong start.

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Unlike the previous match where KL Rahul failed both as a batsman and skipper, he needs to pull up his socks and show what we all know him for.

The match would be really crucial for his captaincy future too as his skills as a skipper has always been a matter of question.

KL Rahul will be having a big challenge to prove himself and his skills as a skipper in the second ODI.

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