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KL Rahul to Miss Entire T20I against WI

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  • KL Rahul to continue rest after isolation period.
  • Rahul tested positive to COVID-19 last week.
  • Rahul was in Bengaluru after he underwent a sports hernia surgery in late June.

Indian top order batter, KL Rahul would be missing the entire T20I against West Indies a source from the BCCI quoted. It is being learnt that Rahul who tested positive for COVID- 19 last week was advised to rest further by the BCCI’s medical professionals.

In a video posted on July 26 by the BCCI on their Twitter account about T20I squad members like Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Dinesh Karthik among others joining the ODI team in Trinidad for their five-match series against West Indies, netizens were curious about where Rahul was.

As per reports, Rahul who has been recovering at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru since flying to Germany for undergoing a sports hernia surgery in late June will now be available for the ODIs against Zimbabwe in August, giving the T20Is against the West Indies a complete miss.

“He was understood to be a doubt for the T20I leg of the West Indies tour even if he returned the two mandatory negative tests. Depending on the outcome of his cardiovascular tests, Rahul could have been in consideration for the USA leg of the West Indies T20Is, on August 6 and 7. But now it appears certain that he will skip the tour altogether and instead focus on the ODIs in Zimbabwe, which are part of the World Cup Super League,” said the report.

India is set to play three ODIs against Zimbabwe on August 18,20 and 22 in Harare. These series would determine India’s qualification for the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup, for which India has automatically qualified by the virtue of being hosts.

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