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KL Rahul recommended extra rest and will miss the T20I series

KL Rahul, Team India’s opener, is going to miss the forthcoming T20I series against the West Indies. He was anticipated to join the squad for the shortest format of the series and had also healed from his injury. He did, however, test positive for COVID-19 before traveling to the Caribbean country. Though he was meant to rejoin the squad immediately after his recovery, it is known that the BCCI’s medical staff has urged the Karnataka batsman to take extra rest.

Rahul has had a difficult few weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery in June and was forced to miss a key England trip in which India played a Test, three ODIs, and as many T20 Internationals. He was recovering in Bengaluru before testing positive for the virus.

KL Rahul was meant to join Team India for the T20I series in the United States, where two matches are planned to be played, depending on the results of his cardiovascular tests. He will now miss the whole trip, and his emphasis will move to the forthcoming Zimbabwe visit when India will play three One-Day Internationals against the host side. India will subsequently compete in the Asia Cup starting on August 27.

Alongside KL Rahul missing the West Indies T20I series, it would be intriguing to watch whether Rishabh Pant gets an opportunity to begin the innings with Rohit Sharma. Ishan Kishan, the club’s second wicket-keeper, is also on the roster and might get the nod as an opener, depending on what the team management feels.

Except for Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, India has chosen the best possible roster for the T20I series against the West Indies. The pair is slated to compete in the Asia Cup. Meanwhile, on July 27, the Men in Blue will play the third and final ODI of the three-match series.