KL Rahul replacement unlikely to be announced for T20Is against West Indies

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The Indian ace batter KL Rahul is unlikely to travel to the West Indies for the five-match T20I series, as earlier anticipated. ESPNcricinfo has reported that the isolation period for Rahul, who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week ahead of the 1st T20I against West Indies ends today, he has been advised one more week’s rest by the BCCI’s medical professionals. It has also come to light that no further replacement for him will be announced.

KL Rahul will not be replaced

“Rahul needs rest for another fortnight to recover completely from COVID. However, it is unlikely that a replacement for him will be sent to the West Indies. Either Rishabh Pant or Ishan Kishan can open with Rohit. There’s no point in sending someone now,” a source in the BCCI said, according to TOI.

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He had previously sustained a groin injury. He previously revealed the injury could not keep him down as he hit the gym in order to make a strong comeback. Now, he has seen a similar fate ahead of the clash against West Indies. Rahul also underwent surgery recently and had resumed his training at the NCA in Bengaluru. He was named in the T20I squad for the West Indies tour but the COVID scare put him on the shelf. Rahul was announced for the upcoming five-match T20I series against West Indies, starting on July 29.

After sealing the series with two consecutive victories, India are set to face West Indies in the opening clash of the T20I series on Friday, July 29.

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