KL Rahul Ruled Out Of Series Due to Injury

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  • Rishabh Pant is set to lead Team India in the five-match T20I series
  • India will play the series opener against South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Thursday
  • Hardik Pandya has been appointed as his deputy for the five-match bilateral series

India Captain Ruled Out of T20I Series vs South Africa. Rishabh Pant would now be leading India. Rahul was scheduled to do a presser today at 5:00 PM IST, but he could not attend it. Pant would be leading India for the very first time and hence eyes would be on him.

He has led Delhi Capitals in the past in the IPL, but this would be a totally different kettle of fish for him. Ahead of the T20I series starting June 9th, India captain for the series KL Rahul is likely to address the press today.

With the T20 World Cup set to take place later this year, the build-up to that would start in Delhi. After crashing out early in last year’s T20 WC, India does not want to keep any stone unturned as he gets ready for the marquee tournament. KL Rahul will lead the Men in Blue in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The hosts are unbeaten in 12 T20Is at present.

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