KL Rahul all set to lead Team India against Zimbabwe
By SMCS - Aug 11, 2022 9:51 pm
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Team India batter KL Rahul has received the green signal from BCCI’s medical team as he cleared his participation in the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan, who was originally named captain for the short tour, will be his deputy in the series.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul batting at NCA nets

Meanwhile, Rahul, who has not played international cricket since February this year, has sustained a series of injuries and health concerns. Soon after the IPL, he was scheduled to lead India in the home T20Is against South Africa but missed out due to a groin injury. Later, it was extended after it was revealed that the experienced batter would require surgery. Consequently, Rahul missed the tour of England and Ireland too as well.

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However, he was scheduled to return on the recently-concluded tour of West Indies and the USA but after a positive Covid-19 result, the BCCI medical team has advised him to take rest. He has already been named in India’s squad for the Asia Cup which will be played at the end of this month. Meanwhile, all the three ODIs of India’s tour will take place at the Harare Sports Club, with the series kicking off on August 18.

Suryakumar Yadav
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav

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India squad: KL Rahul (c) Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar