Injured Kl Rahul Likely To Miss 5th Test Against England

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Kl Rahul Likely To Miss 5th Test Against England
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KL Rahul, who is currently missing the ongoing home T20I series against South Africa because of right groin strain, is also a doubtful starter for the Edgbaston Test against England, scheduled to be played from July 1-5.

Before the commencement of the T20 series between India and South Africa at Delhi last week, the star batter, who was all set to lead the team in Rohit Sharma’s absence had suffered an injury and was ruled out of all the five T20Is games.

Rahul had a brilliant outing in England last year as the right-handed batter had scored 315 runs in four games and was the third highest run-getter in the series, and the team will surely miss his presence in the playing XI.

However, KL Rahul’s recurring injuries is a major concern for the BCCI and Indian fans as the star Indian batter has missed four series in the last seven months with injuries.

Earlier Rahul was appointed as the captain for South Africa series but he was ruled out of Africa series with groin injury on Wednesday. The Indian team is currently playing a series against South Africa in the absence of their all format players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah.

After KL Rahul’s exit due to injury, BCCI decided to hand Rishabh Pant the captaincy of team India in place of Rahul. In the on-going 5-match series against South Africa, the Rishabh Pant-led side is currently trailing behind 2-1.

After the series with South Africa, team India will play a two-match T20I series against Ireland in Ireland. Then they will fly to England to lock-horns with ‘new era’ English team under Coach Brendon McCullum and captain Stokes.

The one-off test between India and England will start form July 1 at Edgbaston. Indian side then play a 3 ODIs and 3T20Is after a test series. Last month Matthew Mott was appointed as the England team’s limited overs coach, while Eoin Morgan will continue to lead the English side in white-ball cricket.

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