WTC Final 2023: This Star Cricketer named as KL Rahul’s replacement in India’s WTC squad

WTC Final 2023: This Star Cricketer named as KL Rahul’s replacement in India’s WTC squad

In the Indian team for the World Test Championship final versus Australia, which is scheduled to take place from June 7-11 in England, KL Rahul, who is injured, will be replaced by star wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan.

On May 1, while playing defence for the Lucknow Super Giants against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL 2023 game, Rahul sustained an injury to his right upper thigh. Following discussions with medical professionals, it has been determined that Rahul would have surgery as soon as possible and then get treatment at the National Cricket Academy.

The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final versus Australia will not include him, according to a notification from the BCCI.

Ishan Kishan has been chosen by the All-India Senior Selection Committee to take KL Rahul’s slot. The team’s two wicketkeepers are Kishan and KS Bharat.

Three standby players, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mukesh Kumar, and Suryakumar Yadav, have been added to the roster by BCCI due to additional injury worries in the team. The availability of two crucial pacers, Jaydev Unadkat and Umesh Yadav, is doubtful, according to the Indian Cricket Board.

While bowling in the nets, Jaydev Unadkat tripped over the side rope and hurt his left shoulder. The left-arm fast bowler is now receiving strength and shoulder rehab treatments at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru after requesting a professional consultation. His participation in the WTC final would be decided at a later time, according to the BCCI announcement.

“On April 26, during Match 36 of the TATA IPL 2023 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Umesh Yadav suffered a mild left hamstring injury. The fast bowler has begun low-intensity bowling as part of his rehabilitation process while being looked after by the KKR Medical Team at the moment. The BCCI Medical Team is in constant communication with the KKR Medical Team and is keeping a close eye on Umesh’s development.