KL Rahul is set to make a comeback to the Indian squad in the wake of nursing a hamstring damage which he endured amid the 1st Test against New Zealand (September 22-26) in Kanpur, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) affirmed on Tuesday (November 15).
The 24-year old Karnataka opener will join the squad as its sixteenth part for the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, beginning November 17 (Thursday). According to the convention set by the Indian group administration, any player leaving a damage lay-off needs to play local cricket and demonstrate his wellness before returning to the national squad.
A media discharge by the BCCI expressed:
“The All India Senior Selection Committee has chosen to add India batsman KL Rahul to the Indian squad in front of the second Test of the Paytm Test Series – 2016 amongst India and England to be played at Vizag from November 17, 2016. Rahul has completely recuperated from his right hamstring damage and would join the squad today (November 15, 2016).”
Rahul is as of now playing for Karnataka in their Ranji Trophy Group B conflict against Rajasthan in Vizianagram and scored 76 and 106 to put his state side in an ordering position. With Gautam Gambhir scoring only 108 keeps running in his last two Tests, a completely fit Rahul is well on the way to exit with Murali Vijay as his opening accomplice in Visakhapatnam.
In his short stretch with the Indian Test side, Rahul has effectively struck three centures, last of which came in the principal Test in West Indies in July prior this year. In his last Test appearance, Rahul batted with a considerable measure of style yet neglected to change over his begins in both the innings against New Zealand in Kanpur.
In spite of the fact that Karnataka’s match against Rajasthan is slated to get over just on November 16 (Wednesday), they have profited Rahul’s batting administrations as of now. The Karnataka group is remaining in Visakhapatnam in any case and are making a trip to Vizianagram consistently for their Ranji installation.