Indian batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the ongoing Australia Test series with a wrist injury. The BCCI confirmed the development in the early morning hours of Tuesday, two days before the start of the third Test in Sydney.
KL Rahul ruled out of Australia Test Series
UPDATE: KL Rahul ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 5, 2021
The BCCI statement reads as “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”.
“He will now return to India and head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of his injury.”
Multiple injuries strike Team India
Team India already miss the service of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami now gets a strike in the batting lineup. Mohammed Shami ruled out of the Test series after suffering from a wrist fracture while batting in the second innings of the first Test.
While Umesh Yadav was also ruled out of the series after the completion of the second match. Though team India has multiple bowling back up the blow in the batting line up really worries team India fans.
India also misses the service of Indian skipper Virat Kohli who return to India on the basis of paternity leave is considered as a massive blow for Team India at the beginning.
Rohit Sharma returns to Test series
Though Hitman Rohit Sharma joins the squad for the 3rd Test against Australia his peak performance on the ground still remains doubtful. Rohit who played his last international match in the New Zealand tour shows a decent form in the IPL 2020.
After a lot of controversies, Rohit got his spot back in the Test squad after clearing his fitness test. Hitman who missed the ODI and T20I series is expected to make an impact in the 3rd Test match against Australia.
The Border-Gavaskar trophy is currently level at 1-1, with India making a remarkable comeback after the infamous ’36-all-out’ in the first Test in Adelaide. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side produced a dominating performance in the Boxing Day Test to beat the hosts by 8 wickets.