IND vs WI LIVE: SETBACK for KL Rahul ahead of FITNESS test, COVID-19 POSITIVE, Kuldeep Yadav gets GO-AHEAD: Follow LIVE Updates

IND vs WI LIVE: India vs WestIndies T20 Series: KL Rahul has suffered another setback ahead of a potential return to action…

IND vs WI LIVE: Kuldeep Yadav gets GO-AHEAD, KL Rahul tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of FITNESS test Sunday: India vs WestIndies LIVE, IND vs WI T20 LIVE
IND vs WI LIVE: Kuldeep Yadav gets GO-AHEAD, KL Rahul tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of FITNESS test Sunday: India vs WestIndies LIVE, IND vs WI T20 LIVE

IND vs WI LIVE: India vs WestIndies T20 Series: KL Rahul has suffered another setback ahead of a potential return to action on West Indies tour. The Indian vice-captain was slated to appear for a fitness test on Sunday. But has tested positive and now, he has to spend  7 days in isolation. That also means, he will miss at least the first two T20s against West Indies. The good news is that wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav is set to return after receiving National Cricket Academy’s (NCA) green signal. Follow India vs West Indies LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The India opener has resumed full-fledged practice in Bengaluru and is close to 100% match fitness. But now, it has take a backseat as he has to remain in isolation. Following Covid recovery, he has to pass a mandatory fitness test before leaving for Trinidad.

“He is close to match-fitness. But we don’t want to rush his return considering he had surgery. There will be a fitness test at NCA on July 24 and if he clears that, he will board the flight to Trinidad. Kuldeep is fine. He has checked out of NCA. He cleared the fitness test,” a BCCI official told InsideSport before the Covid test.

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Kuldeep Yadav was sidelined with an arm injury in practice ahead of the South Africa series in June. But he has recovered since and is ready to rejoin the squad. But things are a little more complicated with KL Rahul. With what appeared to be a groin injury, he had to travel to Germany for sports hernia surgery.

It takes around 6-12 weeks to recover from the surgery. Having undergone the surgery only in June end, Rahul hasn’t had much time. But he has been recovering well and is close to match fitness if sources are to be believed. If he returns to the T20 fold, he will be the vice-captain of the series. Moreover, he will get some crucial match practice ahead of Asia Cup in late August.

KL Rahul injury Timeline:

  • July 2022: Sports Hernia: The recovery period also ruled him out of the three-match ODI series against West Indies.
  • July 2022: Sports Hernia: What appeared to be a groin injury turned out to be a sports hernia. Rahul underwent surgery in Germany. He missed the entire tour of England.
  • June 2022: Groin Injury: Missed the five-match T20 series against South Africa.
  • November 2021 – Thigh Strain: Rahul was ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand in November due to a thigh strain.
  • February 2021 – Hamstring: KL Rahul missed the T20 series against West Indies after suffering a left hamstring injury.
  • February 2021 – Hamstring: He failed to recover in time and missed the T20 against Sri Lanka.
  • March 2021 – Hamstring: The hamstring injury also ruled him out of the Test series against Sri Lanka.
  • January 2021 – Wrist: KL Rahul missed the Test series in Australia after suffering a wrist injury during practice.

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IND vs WI LIVE: All you need to know about India vs WestIndies T20 Series

  • Barring Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has the entire squad available.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar will also return after being rested from the ODI sides.
  • KL Rahul’s fate in the series will be decided on Sunday after a fitness test at the NCA.
  • Kuldeep Yadav has cleared the test and is set to join the squad along with others.
  • For the T20 series, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel will rejoin the squad. R Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik will also make a return.
  • While the ODI squad is already in Trinidad, the rest will join them on July 26, three days before the 1st T20 on July 29.
  • If KL Rahul clears the test, Rahul is set to get the vice-captaincy back.

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India’s squad for 5 T20Is: 

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (subject to fitness test), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav (subject to fitness test), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh. 

India tour of West Indies, 2022 (ODI & T20Is)
Day Date Match Venue
Friday 22nd July 1st ODI Port of Spain
Sunday 24th July 2nd ODI Port of Spain
Wednesday 27th July 3rd ODI Port of Spain
Friday 29th July 1st T20 Tarouba, Trinidad
Monday 1st August 2nd T20 Basseterre, St Kitts
Tuesday 2nd August 3rd T20 Basseterre, St Kitts
Saturday 6th August 4th T20 Florida, US
Sunday 7th August 5th T20 Florida, US

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