Top-tier hitter in Sunrisers Hyderabad Rahul Tripathi scored a solid 76 goals against the Indians in Mumbai and on the basis of these roles he has knocked on the doors of the Indian team. Rahul Tripathi may get a chance in his five-game T20 series against South Africa in June, he has played several impressive roles this season and now those important roles are out of his racket ahead of the team selection.
Right hitter Rahul Tripathi scored 76 passes on 44 balls with the help of 9 fours and sixes. His hit during these roles was 172.73. However, he faced 32 balls to score half a century, thus completing his third half century at the IPL 2022 and becoming the first batsman to do so this season in the number one position.
In fact, in IPL 2022, no batsman has scored more than half a century while playing third. So far, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Mitchell Marsh have scored two half centuries each with Rahul Tripathi while playing third, but now Rahul Tripathi has surpassed those three hitters. Rahul Tripathi has played strong roles for the team at critical times.
Why is Rahul Tripathi selected?
If the reports are to be believed, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will rest key players in the five-match T20 series against South Africa. Even Suryakumar Yadav is not fit and players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant can rest. In such a case, the number three place can be filled in by Rahul Tripathi.