India is set to lock horns against New Zealand in the first T20I on Friday.
Rahul has the experience of keeping wickets as he kept wickets for Karnataka in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Rahul took a couple of catches and inflicted Aaron Finch's stumping in the Rajkot ODI.
Bharat is considered to be the best option in Tests after Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha.
Bharat was in Hyderabad when he was asked to rush to Rajkot.
Rishabh Pant has been ruled out of the second ODI and KL Rahul is likely to continue keeping wickets for India.
Pant has been given a Grade A contract.
Pant developed the concussion after copping a blow on the helmet by a Pat Cummins bouncer.
He is being monitored and is expected to join the team later.
India are currently defending 255 to win the first ODI.