KL Rahul is out of IPL 2023 due to injury
Veteran batsman KL Rahul is in Mumbai for scans
IPL franchise and BCCI are silent on Rahul’s injury
New Delhi. It is difficult for injured KL Rahul to play in the final of the upcoming World Test Championship (IND vs AUS WTC Final) against Australia. Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul has already been ruled out of the remaining matches of IPL 2023. Rahul is currently in Mumbai for the scan. Rahul was injured while fielding against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The WTC final will be played between India and Australia at the Oval from June 7. Rahul can be out of this match. IPL franchise and BCCI have kept silence on Rahul’s injury. It is being speculated that Rahul may have hip injury or hamstring injury.
How serious is KL Rahul’s injury, it will be known only after the scan report comes. According to the website Cricbuzz, Rahul may be out of the final of the World Test Championship. The National Cricket Academy (NCA), which is monitoring Rahul’s injury, had not informed the team management about it till Thursday night. There is every possibility that it is difficult for Rahul to go to London.
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LSG did not announce Rahul’s replacement
Lucknow Super Giants have also not added any player to the team as a replacement for KL Rahul. 4 more matches are to be played on the IPL 2023 league stage. LSG remains in the playoff race. Krunal Pandya is leading the team in place of Rahul.
Ishan Kishan can be an alternative to Rahul
Ishan Kishan can be selected as the second wicketkeeper if KL Rahul is out. He was recently with Team India. First choice wicketkeeper KS Bharat is already present in Team India. It is being told that Team India can leave for London on 23 May. The players who will play in the playoffs in IPL will join the team later.
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Tags: BCCI, IPL 2023, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants, WTC Final
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2023, 06:25 IST