It would appear that bad luck is going to follow the Indian cricket team all the way up to the last match of the World Test Championship! Oh no!
KL Rahul, a wicketkeeper who bats, was forced to withdraw from the Indian Premier League because of a bothersome leg ailment.
This decision may also affect his prospects of playing in the World T20 decider, which will begin on June 7 at The Oval.
Rahul has been a pivotal participant in the Indian Premier League, where he has scored 274 runs at an average of 34.25.
In addition, Rahul has opened the batting for India in England, where he has scored two hundreds in a test match.
However, the team’s preparations for the important game have been complicated by his injury, which came at an inopportune time. And Rahul isn’t the only one dealing with the negative effects of an injury.
After tripping over a wire and landing awkwardly on his left shoulder during a net session, bowler Jaydev Unadkat was forced to withdraw from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Despite the fact that he left the session badly strapped, the prognosis for Unadkat is looking more favorable, and he is still in the running to compete in the WTC final.
But the fact that India is already without Shreyas Iyer and their first-choice wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant means that Rahul’s injury could force the team to change their strategy.
It is anticipated that Rohit Sharma, who serves as captain, and Shubman Gill would take the first two spots in the batting order, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli will come in at positions three and four, respectively.
In the event that Rahul is unable to take part in the competition, Ajinkya Rahane could play the No. 5 position instead.
India has been dealt a difficult hand, but they are still a powerful team that possesses a large number of talented players.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that they can get their act together for the WTC championship and come out swinging!