18 Mar 2021: Decoding KL Rahul's performance in T20Is
Indian batsman KL Rahul has failed to do well in the ongoing T20I series against England.
The versatile batsman has been dismissed for three successive low scores in the first three games of the five-match series.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli has backed Rahul and said he is a champion player.
Here we decode KL Rahul's T20I career in numbers.
Career: KL Rahul's numbers in T20Is
In 48 T20Is, Rahul has racked up 1,543 runs at an average of 40.60.
He has two tons and 12 half-centuries with a best of 110*.
He has a strike rate of 143.13.
The right-handed batsman has amassed 136 fours and 63 sixes.
Notably, Rahul is the sixth-highest scorer for Team India in T20Is.
He is also the sixth Indian batsman with 1,500-plus runs.
Versus England: Rahul's performance in T20Is against England
KL Rahul's scores of 1, 0, and 0 in the ongoing series has seen his average drop against England in T20is.
Currently, the player has featured in nine T20Is against England, accumulating 228 runs at 28.50.
He has one century and one fifty against the Three Lions.
In six home T20Is against England, Rahul has 102 runs at a poor average of 17.00.
Since 2020: Rahul's performance in T20Is since the start of 2020
Since the start of 2020, KL Rahul has played 13 T20Is for India.
He has hit four fifties, with a best of 57*. Notably, he had smashed three successive fifties in January 2020.
Rahul also registered nine successive scores of 25-plus during this phase.
However, he has failed in the last four T20Is, scoring 0, 1, 0, and 0.
Backing: For us, he's been a champion player: Kohli on Rahul
After India lost the third T20I, Kohli backed Rahul.
"These things turn around very quickly. For us, he's been a champion player. If you look at his stats in the last two-three years, they are probably better than anyone in world cricket in T20s. He'll continue to be one of our main batters along with Rohit at the top of the order," he said.