Captain Rahul's acid test as LSG aims to do one better than last year

Updated: Mar 29 2023 7:07PM

Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) KL Rahul has been a powerhouse performer in IPL with multiple seasons of 500 and 600 plus runs but his leadership abilities will be put to test as Lucknow Super Giants would like to go one better than their play-off finish during last edition.

Dropped from the playing XI in Test matches, stripped off vice-captaincy across formats and demoted in the annual central contracts category, Rahul will need to make a personal statement not only with the bat but also as a leader of men.

Rahul's captaincy stint with Punjab Kings ended on a disappointing note and even in LSG's play-off finish in its maiden IPL appearance, nothing stood out as far as his captaincy was concerned.