Australia vs India: Another setback for the visitors as KL Rahul gets ruled out of the remainder of the Border Gavaskar Trophy due to a wrist injury sustained during practice in nets in Melbourne.
“KL Rahul has suffered a wrist injury, to be particular, he sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets in MCG. The wicketkeeper-batsman will not be taking part in the rest of the Border Gavaskar Tests and will return to India soon. He will need at least three to four weeks time to treat his injury and regain full fitness,” BCCI said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The statement issued by BCCI also stated that the batsman will return to India soon and will further complete his rehab program in National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore under the eyes of director Rahul Dravid.
KL Rahul joins the list of injured cricketers:
The whole tour of Australia has witnessed a lot of injuries from both sides. KL Rahul getting ruled out of the remaining test will add more trouble to the team. Even though the cricketer has not got a chance to prove himself again, he was almost certain to feature in the third Sydney Test against Australia.
KL Rahul has not joined the list of injuries along with injured Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami. Team India’s regular skipper and Ishant Sharma are also not part of the squad.
It is almost cleared that the recently elected vice-captain, Rohit Sharma will play the third test. After a series of low scores from middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari, Rahul was under the scanner of the skipper and management to play the third test. Vihari has amassed mere 45 runs in the last three innings.
After the wrist injury, KL Rahul’s presence in the four game home series against England is also in doubt, which begins February 5.
The series against Australia is right now leveled at 1-1 with two more games to go. Indian and Australia will lock horns for the third test on January 07th in Sydney, while the 4th test will be held at Brisbane’s Gaba.