World Test Championship Final: The rising cases of COVID in India have shattered the economy and health infrastructure. The breach of bio-bubble in the IPL has caused the tournament to postpone and is expected to be scheduled after the T20 World Cup. This move has given the players a rest before the World Test Championship, but they will vary of the loss of T20 Action and team composition for the T20 World Cup.
Amidst all the chaos and the IPL suspension, all eyes are now glued into the big World Test Championship finals. As all the Indian players are back home, the players had earlier been advised- that they will have to fly to the UK, directly after the conclusion of IPL, and safely from the current bio-bubble. But now, things have sharply turned different, as cases in India have risen to a dangerous number and the UK government has banned Indians from coming to the UK from April 23. BCCI is in talks with the government and the England cricket board for the team’s journey from here to Southampton, where the match will be played. For a hassle-free process, the players might fly out earlier as scheduled, and the announcement of a jumbo squad would very soon come out as well, it will also be a declaration of the players who will play the test series against England.
The Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul complained of acute abdomen pain and was hospitalized on Saturday in Mumbai. He then underwent surgery and the doctors have said he can resume his training activity after a week.
It is a matter of concern whether KL Rahul will take a flight to England for the WTC Final or not. The opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has been in terrific form this year in the domestic as well as IPL and can be called in as a replacement of KL Rahul.
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