Injury woes continue for India as the wicketkeeper-batsman, KL Rahul recently picked up a wrist injury during a practice session in the nets at MCG on Saturday. As a result, he has been ruled out of ongoing India vs Australia series.
Though Rahul didn’t play in the Test series, he featured in the ODI’s and T20’s in the series against Australia. However, his name was amid the discussions of probable XI ahead of the third Test.
“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 said in a statement.
There is no chance for him to feature in the remaining two Test matches 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, BCCI added.”
Earlier in the series, India’s right-arm pace bowler Umesh Yadav suffered a strain in his left calf muscle on Day 3 of Boxing Day Test Match. As a result, T Natrajan has been taken as his replacement to mark his debut in the third Test scheduled from January 7 in Sydney.
The 28-year old has played 36 Tests so far, has scored 2006 runs at an average of 34.58. His Test carrier includes five centuries and 11 fifties.