The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is right around the corner, set to commence on October 5. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting this marquee event, and India, as the host nation, has its sights set on breaking its ICC trophy drought and potentially bringing home the coveted trophy after over a decade.
Ahead of the tournament, Indian cricket star KL Rahul has been diligently honing his wicket-keeping skills. The 31-year-old batsman was spotted practicing with a tire placed in front of the stumps, further obstructing his vision. This snapshot of his training has been circulating on social media, drawing attention from fans and experts alike.
KL Rahul’s role in the upcoming World Cup is crucial for Team India. He faced a significant setback when he suffered an injury during the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2023, sidelining him for several months. However, Rahul made a remarkable comeback, displaying his batting prowess by scoring a sensational century against Pakistan in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023.
KL Rahul doing wicket-keeping practice with Tyres in-front of the stumps. [Star Sports] pic.twitter.com/jmrLy2MAld
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With his inclusion in India’s World Cup squad, Rahul is determined to make significant contributions to the team’s quest for victory in the tournament. Team India is gearing up for their World Cup campaign, commencing with a clash against Australia on October 8 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Currently, the team is participating in warm-up matches to fine-tune their skills and strategies for the competition. India’s first warm-up game, scheduled against England on Saturday, September 30, unfortunately, ended without a ball being bowled due to rain. Before the official World Cup matches kick off, India is set to face the Netherlands in their final warm-up game on Tuesday, October 3, as they aim to be well-prepared for the challenges ahead.