KL Rahul is one of the finest batters in the modern age of cricket, and he excels at setting records for India in all formats of the game. Even though he has been given fewer chances to lead the team, his captaincy record for India is excellent, in addition to his batting.
KL Rahul was once named the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, and this was done so that he may prepare to be the team’s permanent captain in the future. But we might conclude that it was bad luck or that BCCI had other intentions for the Indian captain’s career. It seems that it is difficult for him to be the captain of Indian team in T20 as Hardik Pandya is showing good stats in this format.
Despite a few poor performances with the bat, he is still one of the best in the current Indian batting order. Only time will tell in the future if he can win matches for India, but we wish him the best. Now, we will look at the captaincy records of KL Rahul for Team India.
KL Rahul Captaincy Record in T20I
KL Rahul was made Vice captain of Indian cricket team in T20I because of his excellent captaincy record in IPL. KL Rahul’s IPL success shows that he has leadership qualities that were tested at the international level for Team India.
He led the Indian team in only one match against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022. In absence of Rohit Sharma, he won the game with a huge margin of 101 runs. This is the same match where Virat Kohli scored his maiden T20 Century. His T20I captaincy record is as follows:
KL Rahul T20I Captaincy Record at Home and Away Venues
KL Rahul did not get a chance to captain Indian Team in T20 at Home and away venues. The only T20 he played as captain was held at a neutral venue (UAE).
KL Rahul Runs as Captain in T20I
KL Rahul has scored only 62 runs as a captain in T20, as he played only one game in this rule. Although KL Rahul has bad batting stats in Asia cup 2022. But he showed his batting skills in the crucial match against Afghanistan.
KL Rahul Captaincy Records in ODI
South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh are the teams against which KL Rahul has captained for Team India. He lost all three games against South Africa and won against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
KL Rahul’s winning percentage as a captain is 57 percent in ODI, which shows his captaincy potential for Team India. He could be a future full-time or regular captain for the Indian cricket team.
Matches List as Captain in ODI
KL Rahul Captained Team India in three series, and his results are given below. KL Rahul has shown some of the best records against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, while against South Africa record was not impressive.
|South Africa||Lost||31 Runs||Paarl||2022|
|South Africa||Lost||Seven Wickets||Paarl||2022|
|South Africa||Lost||Four Runs||Cape Town||2022|
KL Rahul Runs as Captain vs Player in ODI
We can see that KL Rahul has scored more runs with a strong batting average as a player than as a captain. This shows he is more of a team player and performs brilliantly with the bat.
KL Rahul Captaincy Record in Test
He played three matches as Test captain for India. One against South Africa at Johannesburg, where India lost by seven wickets, and two matches against Bangladesh, where he won by 188 runs and three wickets, respectively.
|South Africa||Lost||Seven Wickets||Johannesburg||2022|