The five-match T20 series against New Zealand as a batsman for KL Rahul was a great one. Rahul scored the most runs during this series. KL Rahul achieved the distinction of scoring the most runs in the bilateral series in the first T20I and broke the record of Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli had the record for the highest runs in any T20 International bilateral series so far from India, but now KL Rahul has surpassed Virat. KL Rahul scored the highest total of 224 runs in this five-match bilateral series against New Zealand. Prior to KL Rahul, Virat Kohli scored 199 runs against Australia in 2016, the highest run in the bilateral T20 series for India. Now KL Rahul has overtaken them. Although Rahul achieved this feat in the five-match series, Virat scored the most runs in the three-match T20 series.
Lokesh Rahul scored a total of 224 runs at an average of 56 in this five-match series against the Kiwi team. His strike rate was 144.51. He scored two half-centuries in this series while his best score was 57 not out. During this series, Rahul hit 16 fours and 10 sixes. KL Rahul played brilliant innings of 56,57 *, 27,39,45 runs in five matches of this series.
KL Rahul played the role of full time wicketkeeper-batsman during the T20 series against New Zealand as well as Rohit was given the captaincy when Virat was rested in the fifth match. When Rohit Sharma was injured during the first innings batting, KL Rahul was given the responsibility of captaincy and he played this role well.