Indian batsman KL Rahul has been dominated out of the continuing Border-Gavaskar Trophy attributable to a wrist harm he sustained whereas batting within the nets on Saturday.
“KL Rahul sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the MCG during Team India’s practice session on Saturday. The wicketkeeper-batsman will not be available for the remaining two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he will need about three weeks time to recover completely and regain full strength,” BCCI mentioned in an announcement issued on Tuesday.
It additionally said that Rahul will now return to India and head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for additional rehabilitation of his harm.
The fashionable batsman’s absence from the squad will add extra woes to the aspect because the guests have already misplaced Mohammed Shami and Umesh Sharma attributable to harm. While Team India are with out Virat Kohli in these three Tests and Ishant Sharma might additionally not be part of the squad.
Though Rohit Sharma is all set to play within the third Test in Sydney ranging from January 7, KL Rahul’s harm has come as a serious blow to the Ajinkya Rahane-led aspect. Rahul was anticipated to make a comeback in Test XI for India, following a string of low scores from Hanuma Vihari. Vihari has scored 45 runs in final three innings.
The four-match Test collection is at present degree at 1-1 after India’s heroic win within the Boxing Day Test. Skipper Rahane led the aspect from the entrance with a 112-run knock within the first innings which helped India register an 8-wicket win.