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IND vs WI LIVE: India vs West Indies T20 series: KL Rahul suffers another setback ahead of possible return to action…

IND vs WI LIVE: India vs West Indies T20 Series: KL Rahul suffered another setback before returning to action on the West Indies tour. The Indian vice-captain was scheduled to appear for the fitness test on Sunday. But tested positive and now has to spend 7 days in isolation. That means, he will miss at least the first two T20Is against the West Indies. The good news is that wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav is set to return after getting the green signal from the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Follow India vs West Indies live updates on InsideSport.IN.

The Indian opener has resumed full practice in Bengaluru and is close to 100% match fitness. But now, it has taken a backseat as she has to stay isolated. After recovering from Covid, he will have to pass a mandatory fitness test before flying to Trinidad.

He is close to match fitness. But considering his surgery, we don’t want to rush his return. There will be a fitness test at the NCA on July 24 and if he clears it, he will board a flight to Trinidad. Kuldeep is fine. He checked out from NCA. He passed the fitness test. A BCCI official told InsideSport ahead of the Covid tests.

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Kuldeep Yadav was ruled out of practice ahead of the South Africa series in June with a hand injury. But he has recovered and is ready to rejoin the team. But in the case of KL Rahul, things are a bit more complicated. A groin injury required him to travel to Germany for sports hernia surgery.

Recovery from surgery takes about 6-12 weeks. With the surgery only done in late June, Rahul doesn’t have much time left. But he has recovered and is close to fitness match if sources are to be believed. He will be the vice-captain of the series if he returns to T20. Moreover, he will get some important match practice ahead of the Asia Cup in late August.

KL Rahul Injury Timeline:

  • July 2022: Sports Hernia: The recovery period also ruled him out of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies.
  • July 2022: Sports Hernia: Appearing as a groin injury turned out to be a sports hernia. Rahul underwent surgery in Germany. He missed the entire England tour.
  • June 2022: Groin injury: Missed the five-match T20I series against South Africa.
  • November 2021 – Thigh Strain: Rahul was ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand in November due to a thigh strain.
  • February 2021 – Hamstring: KL Rahul missed the T20 series against the West Indies with a left hamstring injury.
  • February 2021 – Hamstring: He failed to recover in time and missed the T20 against Sri Lanka.
  • March 2021 – Hamstring: A hamstring injury also ruled him out of the Test series against Sri Lanka.
  • January 2021 – Wrist: KL Rahul missed the Test series in Australia after injuring his wrist during practice.

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IND vs WI LIVE: All you need to know about India vs West Indies T20 series

  • Barring Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has the entire squad available.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar will also return after rest from the ODI team.
  • KL Rahul’s fate in the series will be decided after a fitness test at the NCA on Sunday.
  • Kuldeep Yadav has cleared the trials and is all set to join the squad along with others.
  • For the T20 series, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel will join the squad. And Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik will also return.
  • The ODI squad is already in Trinidad, with the rest joining them on July 26, three days before the first T20 on July 29.
  • If KL Rahul clears the test, Rahul is all set to get back the vice-captaincy.

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India squad for 5 T20Is:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (subject to fitness test), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, flow Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav (subject to fitness test), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

India’s Tour of West Indies, 2022 (ODI & T20I)
day the date match the venue
Friday 22nd July 1st ODI Port of Spain
sunday 24th July 2nd ODI Port of Spain
on wednesday 27th July 3rd ODI Port of Spain
Friday 29th July 1st T20 Taruba, Trinidad
monday August 1st 2nd T20 Basseterre, St. Kitts
tuesday 2nd August Third T20 Basseterre, St. Kitts
saturday August 6th 4th T20 Florida, USA
sunday 7th August 5th T20 Florida, USA

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