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Should KL Rahul Replace KS Bharat For World Test Championship Final? Ravi Shastri's Brutal Assessment

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Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that KL Rahul should be included in the team in place of KS Bharat to bolster the Indian batting line-up in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia.

KL Rahul signalled his return of form with a brilliant half-century in the first ODI match against Australia on Friday and he even pulled off a great catch while keeping wickets.

On the other hand, KS Bharat came under a lot of fire for a couple of fumbles during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and he was also not able to set the stage on fire with his batting during the four encounters.

Shastri backed Rahul to make a comeback for the summit clash against Australia at the Oval. "He has really done well to keep the selectors interested ahead of the WTC final," Shastri said on commentary during the first ODI encounter between India and Australia in Mumbai. "Two things, one for the ODI series when Rohit Sharma returns and the other for the WTC final.

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