India opener KL Rahul has been dominated out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand attributable to a muscle pressure in his left thigh. The opening Check is scheduled to be performed on the Inexperienced Park stadium in Kanpur from Thursday (November 25).
“Group India batsman KL Rahul has sustained a muscle pressure on his left thigh and has been dominated out of the upcoming 2-match Paytm Check sequence in opposition to New Zealand,” BCCI stated in a press launch.
“He’ll now endure rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the sequence in opposition to South Africa scheduled subsequent month,” the discharge added.
The 29-year-old Rahul has featured in 40 Checks, scoring 2321 runs at a median of 35.16. His highest rating (199) got here in opposition to England in Chennai in 2016.
Prime-order batter Suryakumar Yadav has been added to the Indian squad as Rahul’s substitute, and the Mumbaikar is unlikely to open the batting.
Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal are the sturdy contenders for the opening place and had been seen training collectively throughout the crew’s web session as captain Ajinkya Rahane, his deputy for the series-opener Cheteshwar Pujara, additionally batted.
Younger Shubman was anticipated to bat within the center order, however now within the absence of Rahul, he has to play in his regular opening place.
As per media stories, Rahul complained about his niggle forward of the third T20I in Kolkata, and after getting clearance from the board, he went again to his house in Bengaluru whereas Suryakumar accompanied the squad from Kolkata to Kanpur.
“Rahul didn’t even come to Kanpur. He had gone again straight to Bengaluru. His case is two-fold,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI.
“Sure, there’s a niggle however you may’t ignore the truth that he has been in bubble so long as a Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant. Since NCA is in Bengaluru, it provides him an opportunity to be at house and on the identical time perform his rehabilitation programme,” he added.