The vibrant Indian opener KL Rahul will have to wait a little longer to make his international comeback. The player who was earlier suffering from an injury and later tested for Covid is reported unlikely to join the Indian squad for the T20I series against West Indies.
According to reports by ESPNcrickinfo, the player has been advised a week’s rest post his recovery from COVID. This means that he won’t be able to partake in the series that commences next week.
Earlier, as India took on England and Ireland in various formats, KL was recovering at NCA. He had undergone surgery for a sports hernia in late June. Although experts had ruled him doubtful for the west indies tour, the player seemed ready. But life had other plans.
Now he will not be featuring in the T20I of India’s tour of the West indies, which is set to take place in the USA. Instead, the player is reported to return to the squad directly in the African continent as India tour Zimbabwe.
That series is vital for Zimbabwe, as it is a part of the World Cup Super League. The top 8 standing holders in the league will get direct admission to the league stages of the world cup next year.
India doesn’t need to bother about the league, as are default qualifiers, being the hosts.