WATCH: KL Rahul faces Jhulan Goswami during net session at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru

Rahul is missing on-the-field action ever since he suffered a groin injury on the eve of the first match against South Africa in Delhi.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 18 July 2022 08:47 PM

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Team India's top-order batter KL Rahul is all geared up to make a remarkable comeback in the national set-up as selectors have named him in the five-match T20I series against West Indies. Notably, Rahul missed out on the on-field action ever since he suffered a groin injury on the eve of the first match against South Africa in Delhi and was ruled out of the entire series.

The right-handed batter led debutant Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022 and emerged as a standout performer as he was the second highest run-getter in the month-long league. The right-handed batter scored 616 runs from his 15 appearances at an impressive average of 51.33.

Rahul travelled to Germany to be operated on for a sports hernia and has been in recovery mode ever since. In a recent video going around on the internet, Rahul can be seen facing legendary Jhulan Goswami in the nets of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Earlier, several videos of Rahul's recent net session was shared by the player's fan page on social media.

After IPL 2022, Rahul was set to lead the team India in five-match T20I series against South Africa but he was ruled out of due to injury concerns. The Karnataka-born cricketer also missed the rescheduled fifth Test against England as well as the white-ball of the tour. Even though Rahul has been named as part of the India T20I squad that will play West Indies, his inclusion is subject to fitness.

Team India will battle it out against hosts West Indies in a three-match ODI series later this month. The opening encounter of the rubber is scheduled to be played at Queen's Park Oval on July 22. Rohit Sharma has been rested for 50-over fixtures and senior opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in his absence. The two cricketing nations will then lock horns in five T20I games, beginning on July 29.


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