Lucknow Tremendous Giants skipper and India opener KL Rahul and his crew’s veteran left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat appear to have sustained critical accidents which might render them uncertain for the high-profile WTC last.
Senior Crew India wicketkeeper-batter Rahul sustained the damage on his proper thigh in the course of the IPL match in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Lucknow on Monday.
A day earlier than the sport, his teammate Unadkat slipped badly whereas bowling on the nets and it resulted in a nasty fall with the complete weight of his physique on his left shoulder.
Unadkat was in ache and the crew physio was seen placing ice-pack on the injured space. It’s nonetheless not recognized if it is a dislocation and whether or not he must report back to the Nationwide Cricket Academy.
Rahul limped off the sector with the assistance of the crew physio and a teammate, who was within the reserve. He was discovering it troublesome to stroll and lay on the bottom writhing in ache for fairly someday after what appeared like a pulled thigh muscle whereas chasing a ball racing to the boundary.
He first held his proper thigh and limped earlier than collapsing onto the bottom.
The damage occurred off the final ball of the second over when Faf du Plessis punched a Marcus Stoinis supply by the additional cowl area and Rahul sprinted to avoid wasting an imminent boundary. It was vice-captain Krunal Pandya, who took cost with Ayush Badoni popping out to open alongside Kyle Mayers.
The extent of each accidents is but to be ascertained as he did not come out to bat and TV cameras confirmed him sitting within the dressing room. He appeared in appreciable ache and was seen making use of some ointment to the injured space.
If it’s a quadriceps muscle tear and never a pull, his participation within the World Check Championship last, the place he’s a wicket-keeping possibility, may very well be in jeopardy.
Alternative choices: Arshdeep, Yashasvi, Kishan
If Rahul has a grade 1 or 2 quadriceps damage, he might nicely be out for six to eight weeks, however in that case, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid have to see what’s the requirement.
The Indian crew hasn’t made its stand-by record official for the WTC last.
Kona Bharat has at all times been their first-choice keeper and never Rahul. They will bolster the batting by taking the in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has a double hundred and hundred in Irani Cup.
The opposite top-order possibility is Abhimanyu Easwaran whereas preserving possibility is Ishan Kishan, who has been initially dropped as a result of Rahul is in squad of 15.
In case Unadkat sustains a dislocation, then he may very well be out for two-month interval and the one high quality left-arm possibility accessible for the crew administration is Arshdeep Singh, who is meant to play for English county Kent in June, after the IPL will get over.
The opposite choices are right-armers — Mukesh Kumar and Navdeep Saini — however they may even be in reckoning as Umesh Yadav (dodgy hamstring) and Shardul Thakur (unknown niggle) additionally aren’t in the very best of form.
(With PTI inputs)