IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul ‘UNLIKELY’ to travel to the WestIndies for T20 Series, no replacement to be announced: Follow LIVE UPDATES

IND vs WI LIVE – KL Rahul to miss T20 Series? KL Rahul is out of isolation after suffering from Covid-19. But…

IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul's isolation ends tomorrow, final decision in 48 hours - Follow LIVE
IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul's isolation ends tomorrow, final decision in 48 hours - Follow LIVE

IND vs WI LIVE – KL Rahul to miss T20 Series? KL Rahul is out of isolation after suffering from Covid-19. But still the Indian Vice-Captain will not travel to the WestIndies. Rahul will have to undergo a series of tests at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) before being decalred fit. Rahul who was named in the squad for the India vs West Indies T20I series was forced into isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. Follow India tour of West Indies live updates on Insidesport.IN

The T20 Series starts on 29th July. And despite coming out of isolation, according to the BCCI source their is not enough time for Rahul to clear fitness test and travel to the WestIndies.

However, the BCCI will not announce a replacement for the India’s opening bat.

“Rahul is out of isolation now but as per the protocols need to appear for a fitness test in NCA. Their is not enough time left for the same as the series starts this week” a source in the BCCI said.
So will a replacement be named?
Accordingt to the BCCI official – “no replacement at this stage can be made for him as Ishan Kishan is there to take his place at the top.”

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While the likes of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik and others have touched down in the Caribbean, KL Rahul was currently in isolation having tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Rahul was named in the West Indies series squad subject to a fitness test, but couldn’t appear for the same having tested positive and forced into isolation.

Rahul’s isolation ended today and the 30-year-old will now have to undergo a series of tests at NCA.

The Indian vice-captain will have to return two negative RT-PCR tests, followed by a cardiovascular test. He will also have to show signs of full recovery from his sports hernia injury, having undergone surgery in Germany.

 

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Rahul did look in good shape and went through a series of drills at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore while hitting the gym at the NCA. He also began practising batting in the nets, facing veteran Jhulan Goswami before being isolated.

IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul ‘UNLIKELY’ to travel to the WestIndies for T20 Series, no replacement to be announced: Follow LIVE UPDATES

The T20I series is kick-starting on July 29. Rahul could meanwhile straightaway travel to the US and join up with the squad for the final two games set to be played in Florida. The Indian opener has fond memories from there, having scored a century on debut against the same opposition back in 2016.

India T20I Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

West Indies T20I Squad: Yet to be announced

India vs WestIndies T20 Series Schedule

July 29, 2022 West Indies vs India 1st T20I Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad 8 PM
Aug 1, 2022 West Indies vs India 2nd T20I Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts 8 PM
Aug 2, 2022 West Indies vs India 3rd T20I Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts 8 PM
Aug 6, 2022 West Indies vs India 4th T20I Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida 8 PM
Aug 7, 2022 West Indies vs India 5th T20I Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida 8 PM

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