KL Rahul
Lokesh Rahul of India. (Photograph by Gareth Copley/Getty Pictures)

India’s stand-in skipper KL Rahul has been dominated out of South Africa T20Is with a groin damage. Because it stands, Rishabh Pant, who was named the vice-captain initially, will lead the group with Hardik Pandya as his deputy, the BCCI confirmed.

Rahul was named captain within the absence of standard skipper Rohit Sharma, who is likely one of the many premier gamers to be rested from the collection upon the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2022. India are set to host South Africa for 5 T20Is, with the collection getting underway on June 9 at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Rahul was final in motion through the IPL 2022 the place he led Lucknow Supergaints to the playoffs of their maiden season after ending third on the factors desk. An Eliminator loss by the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, nevertheless, meant that LSG couldn’t qualify additional.

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