KL Rahul to play IND vs ENG 3rd Test at Rajkot? Here’s Update
Updated on: Feb 13, 2024 11:04 am IST
As the excitement mounts for the upcoming third Test between India and England, all eyes are on the return of KL Rahul.
KL Rahul to play IND vs ENG 3rd Test at Rajkot?
KL Rahul has been ruled out of the IND vs ENG 3rd Test. Devdutt Padikkal has been named as replacement.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 12, 2024
KL Rahul has started training in the nets after missing out on the second Test due to a right quadriceps pain.
KL Rahul is ready to rock once again. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/KQ5VxiKXum
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 11, 2024
With the series delicately poised at 1-1, Rahul was recalled to the squad for the final three Tests against England. However, his participation remained contingent upon fitness clearance from the medical team.
In a heartening development, a video surfaced on social media showing Rahul confidently batting in the nets, signaling positive signs for his potential return to action. The 31-year-old’s ability to play elegant cover drives exemplifies his form and readiness to contribute to the team’s cause.
India, missing the services of captain Virat Kohli and with Shreyas Iyer dropped from the squad, will look to Rahul to bolster the middle order and provide stability to the batting lineup. With an impressive record at home, including a century and nine fifties in 17 Test matches, Rahul’s experience and skillset make him a vital cog in India’s quest for victory.
However, concerns linger over Rahul’s fitness, along with that of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, whose availability for the upcoming matches remains uncertain pending medical assessment. The Indian team management will closely monitor their progress and make informed decisions regarding their inclusion in the playing XI.
India, buoyed by their comprehensive win in the second Test at Visakhapatnam, aims to maintain momentum and extend their winning streak on home soil. With a formidable squad comprising seasoned campaigners and promising youngsters, India remains determined to emerge victorious in the ongoing Test series against England.
With the stage set for an exhilarating showdown at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, cricket enthusiasts can brace themselves for a thrilling spectacle as India and England renew their battle for supremacy on the cricket field.