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KL Rahul Gets Green Signal from Bcci to Lead Zimbabwe Series

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KL Rahul Gets Green Signal from Bcci to Lead Zimbabwe Series

After getting a clearance from the medical team of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), KL is returning to the pitch to lead the Zimbabwe series. Seemingly, Rahul was battling due to his hamstring injury that also impeded his entrance into the upcoming mega cricket event, Asia Cup 2022.

However, the Indian lad has recuperated from the injury and got an opportunity to captain the Zimbabwe series. Since February 2022, KL Rahul hasn’t been regular in competitive matches as he was declared unfit to be a part of the team anymore.

A green signal from BCCI would be a great breakoff for Rahul yet challenging to win the series. ‘The BCCI Medical Team has assessed KL Rahul and cleared him to play in the upcoming three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has appointed him the captain of the side and named Shikhar Dhawan as his deputy,’ a BCCI statement read.

Before his speculations of returning to the pitch, Shikhar Dhawan was the captain for the upcoming series. Now, the captaincy of KL Rahul is affirmed for the 3 One Day International (ODI) tour of Zimbabwe.

Scheduled Matters for KL Rahul Before Zimbabwe Series

In the IPL 2022, KL Rahul made a significant contribution to the team. Following that, he had to engage in the home T20I series to captain team India against South Africa but the groin injury took him down to backstep. To undergo surgical treatment, Rahul needed a break during which he missed out England and Ireland tour of team India.

Moreover, Rahul has his schedule aligned to go back to the just-concluded tour of West Indies and the USA but consecutive to the Covid-19 impact, the BCCI medico team recommended him proper rest to get a good health recovery.

Previously, his comeback to the Asia Cup 2022 was uncertain but his name was unveiled for the forthcoming cricket tournament. To let you know, the cricket mega event is starting from August 27 to September 11.

Here is India’s ODI squad against Zimbabwe:

  • KL Rahul (Captain)
  • Shikhar Dhawan (Vice-Captain)
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper)
  • Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper)
  • Washington Sundar
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Axar Patel
  • Avesh Khan
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Mohd Siraj
  • Deepak Chahar

From the latest cricket news, it is known that the upcoming 3 ODI series tour of India will be hosted at Harare Sports Club, the series is setting off on August 18.

Key Highlights of the Zimbabwe Series

  • After successfully recovering from the injury, KL Rahul will captain team India in 3 ODI to face Zimbabwe.
  • India and Zimbabwe squads will face off each other from August 18 to 22.
  • The ODI matches will be hosted at the Harare Sports Club.

The powerful comeback of KL Rahul on the pitch is not only great cricket news for the Indian squad but also for the cricket enthusiasts. Undergoing successful groin surgery, he is announced medically fit by the BCCI medical team. The ODI Zimbabwe series would be an interesting turn for Rahul.

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