Brian Lara backs KL Rahul to see-off the new ball

West Indies legend batsman Brian Lara expects KL Rahul to flourish in his new role as the Indian opener.

Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara believes that facing the new ball won’t be a problem for inform KL Rahul as the right-handed batsman has a good technique.

Lara, feels that Rahul will relish this opportunity. “Rahul is India’s second-best batsman after Virat Kohli and he has been the opening batsman for IPL as well.”

Courtesy: ICC

“While batting at number four, India has already made a masterstroke as just in case there is a mishap at the beginning of the game, Rahul has shown in the warm-up match that he can come in at number four and play like an opening batsman,” 50-year-old Lara, who played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs, was quoted as saying in a release issued Friday.

Lara expects some special performances from Rahul. “I am looking forward to seeing something special from him. For me, he is going to be one of the top run-scorers in the World Cup,” Lara signed off.

 India will take on Afghanistan in Southampton on Saturday.

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