KL Rahul has been dominated out of the rest of the Test sequence towards Australia.© BCCI/Twitter
In one other setback for the Indian squad, batsman KL Rahul has been dominated out of the rest of the 2 Tests of the continuing four-match sequence in Australia. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in a media launch on Tuesday, stated that the 28-year-old sprained his left wrist whereas batting throughout a observe session on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday. India are already lacking captain Virat Kohli, who’s on paternity depart, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav — on account of accidents. Rahul was not a part of the enjoying XI for the primary two Tests, however performed his half with some high-quality performances within the limited-overs leg of the Australia tour that preceded the Test sequence.
“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,” the BCCI stated in a press release.
The fashionable right-hander will now return to India start his rehabilitation course of on the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
“He will now return to India and head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of his injury.”
Rahul performed all three matches within the One-Day International (ODI) sequence in Australia, which the hosts received 2-1. The right-hander scored 93 runs at a median of 31 with a excessive rating of 76.
India received the T20I sequence 2-1, with Rahul scoring a complete of 81 runs within the three matches.
The 28-year-old was neglected for the primary two Test matches regardless of the absence of Virat Kohli (2nd Test) and Rohit Sharma.
The four-match Test sequence is presently stage at 1-1 with Australia profitable the opening match in Adelaide and India rising victorious in Melbourne.
The third Test is ready to start out in Sydney on January 7. The fourth and closing Test is scheduled to be held in Brisbane, beginning January 15.
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