KL Rahul’s participation within the one-off Take a look at match in opposition to England subsequent month appears to be in jeopardy amid the batter’s groin harm, which additionally dominated him out of the continuing five-match T20I collection in opposition to South Africa the place the Males in Blue are already trailing 0-2.
With key gamers Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah being rested as part of their workload administration, Rahul was handed over the captaincy reins for the T20I collection. Nonetheless, the harm that he suffered on the eve of this bilateral collection meant that wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant was handed over the captaincy duties.
KL Rahul present process rehabilitation at NCA
In the meantime, Rahul is at present present process rehabilitation on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and as of now, it’s unclear as to how lengthy will the Karnataka cricketer be out of on-field motion.
In accordance with stories in Cricbuzz, “it’s learnt that prognosis of his criticism shouldn’t be full but. Sources have indicated that his participation within the England collection is uncertain however couldn’t make clear if he should skip the white ball video games as effectively.”
In the meantime, it has additionally been learnt that that the Indian workforce will fly off for England in two teams. “The primary batch of the Indian workforce will fly to England on Friday (June 16) and one other batch, together with coach Rahul Dravid, Pant and Shreyas Iyer, on June 20,” said the report additional.
The one-off Take a look at match can be performed from July 1 to five. That is the rescheduled fifth and remaining Take a look at match which was postponed to a later date as a consequence of COVID-19 instances within the Indian camp. This sport was initially scheduled to be performed in Manchester in September final 12 months. Notably, India lead the inconclusive collection 2-1.
On the similar time, it has additionally been reported that the choice committee won’t title a alternative participant for KL Rahul with three openers already included within the formally introduced 17-member squad. Other than Rahul, skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the opposite openers.
Right here’s the Indian squad for the one-off Take a look at match in opposition to England: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc) Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna