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KL Rahul Resumes Batting Practice Amidst Fitness Uncertainty For Last Three Tests
By CricShots - Feb 12, 2024 12:57 pm
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India’s star batter KL Rahul has made a swift return to training after sitting out the second Test against England due to a right quadriceps injury. The 31-year-old, known for his flamboyant style, shared a video on his Instagram story, showcasing his skills with a delightful cover drive during a net session.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

Despite missing the Vizag Test, Rahul has been included in the squad for the remaining three Tests, pending fitness confirmation. KL Rahul’s recent form with the bat has been impressive, contributing significantly to India’s success. His standout performances include a remarkable century during the South Africa tour and a solid 86-run innings in the first Test against England in Hyderabad.

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The absence of senior players like Virat Kohli, who remains unavailable for the last three Tests, puts added responsibility on Rahul, especially in a middle order that currently lacks experience. The upcoming Tests will be crucial for India, and Rahul’s performance becomes pivotal in the absence of key players.

 

Having displayed consistency in home conditions, Rahul has accumulated 1031 runs in 17 games at an average of 41.24, featuring one century, nine fifties, and a top score of 199. However, concerns linger over his availability, contingent on medical clearance, along with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

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The exclusion of Shreyas Iyer from the squad after a lacklustre showing in the second Test further amplifies KL Rahul’s significance in bolstering India’s middle order. The team management eagerly awaits confirmation from the medical team, hoping Rahul can extend his successful run with the bat and contribute to India’s quest for victory in the red-ball format at home.

India’s Squad for Last 3 Tests vs ENG: Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep