Virat Kohli takes that decision: Ganguly on Rahul as keeper
When Dada was India's captain, he backed the legendary Rahul Dravid as the keeper to get an additional batsman in the ODIs.
When asked whether the decision regarding Rahul had resemblance with his tactic of keeping with Dravid, Ganguly told ABP News. "Virat Kohli takes that decision. The team management and captain decide the role of KL Rahul."
He [Rahul] has played well in ODIs and T20Is: Dada
Rahul, who has been in exceptional form with the bat, was lauded by Ganguly.
"He has played well in ODIs and T20Is. He started well in Test cricket but has gone down slightly. But in limited-overs cricket he has played really well and hope he continues all the good work but like I said, all these decisions are of the team management's," Ganguly added.
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World T20: Race for the wicket-keeper's spot heats up
With Rahul set to don the role as a keeper for the remaining four T20Is and three ODIs against the Kiwis, a solid work by the player can see him be the primary choice of Team India.
The ICC T20 World Cup is set to be held in Australia this year and Rahul can trump Pant.
This will allow Dhawan to open alongside Rohit.
A look at Rahul's performances of late for India
Rahul slammed 56 in the first T20I against New Zealand and helped India chase down a steep total.
Against Sri Lanka earlier this month, Rahul slammed scored of 45 and 54.
Prior to that in the T20Is against WI, 62, 11 and 91.
Meanwhile, his last six ODIs scores read, 6, 102, 77, 47, 80 and 19.