KL Rahul ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to wrist injury

New Delhi: KL Rahul has been ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to wrist injury.

The BCCI said that KL Rahul sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the MCG during Team India’s practice session on 2nd Jan. The wicketkeeper-batsman won’t be available for the remaining 2 Tests of Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he will need about 3 weeks time to recover completely.

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Rahul will now return to India and he will head to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of his injury.
The four-match series between India and Australia currently stands levelled at 1-1 and the third Test is slated to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7.

Both the Indian and Australian lineups moved to Sydney on January 4. On January 2 and 3, the teams had trained in Melbourne only.
The third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Test Series between India and Australia will be telecast Live and Exclusive on Sony Six, Sony Ten 3 (Hindi), and Sony Ten 1 channels from January 7, from 5.00 am onwards.

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India had levelled the four-match series against Australia after securing an eight-wicket win in the Boxing Day Test.
Earlier, T Natarajan was added to the Test squad for the remaining two Test matches against Australia. The left-arm pacer replaced Umesh Yadav, who sustained a strain in his left calf muscle on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Team India Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan.

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