KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photograph by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Photos)

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given a inexperienced sign to KL Rahul for the upcoming ODI sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe. BCCI additionally introduced that the participant will take the captaincy function from Shikhar Dhawan, who was beforehand introduced to guide the squad on the Zimbabwe tour.

“The BCCI Medical Workforce has assessed KL Rahul and cleared him to play within the upcoming three-match ODI sequence in Zimbabwe. The All-India Senior Choice Committee has appointed him the captain of the aspect and named Shikhar Dhawan as his deputy,” a BCCI launch learn.

Rahul was named in India’s squad for the latest five-match T20I sequence in opposition to West Indies however missed your complete tour after testing constructive for Covid-19. He missed India’s five-match residence sequence in opposition to South Africa earlier than that owing to groin damage. Subsequently, he additionally missed all of India’s fixtures in opposition to Eire and England.

Rahul’s struggles with damage and health have led to him lacking India’s 22 worldwide matches for the reason that conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2022. He final performed a aggressive match for Lucknow Tremendous Giants in Indian Premier League 2022 in Could and has not performed worldwide cricket since February 2022.

The 30-year-old opening batter is already included in India’s 2022 Asia Cup squad. It was earlier believed that he shall be part of the Zimbabwe tour to regain match health earlier than the beginning of the Asia Cup, however the batter himself took to social media to clear the air over his absence.

“Hey guys. I wished to make clear a few issues about my well being and health. My surgical procedure in June was profitable, and I had begun coaching with the hope of returning to nationwide obligation for the staff’s tour of the West Indies. Sadly, as I used to be nearing a return to full health, I examined constructive for COVID-19. This naturally pushes issues again by a few weeks, however I goal to get well as shortly as attainable and be accessible for choice as quickly as I can. To characterize the nationwide staff is the best honour, and I can’t wait to get on the market again in blue. See you quickly, KLR,” Rahul had written in a submit on Twitter.

India’s up to date squad for Zimbabwe: KL Rahul (c) Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.