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KL Rahul has been ruled out of the T20 series against South Africa due to a groin injury. Rishabh Pant will captain in his place. Hardik Pandya has been given the vice-captaincy.
Team India suffered a major setback just hours before the start of the five-match T20 series against South Africa (India vs South Africa). captain KL Rahul (KL Rahul) has been ruled out of the T20 series due to injury. KL Rahul suffered a muscle strain during practice and now he will undergo treatment at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. With the exit of KL Rahul, the strength of Team India has almost halved, it is now finding it difficult to win the T20 series. Let me tell you what are the reasons for this?
KL Rahul was in excellent form
KL Rahul’s exit is a big setback for Team India because this player was in excellent form. In IPL 2022, KL Rahul scored 616 runs in 15 matches at an average of over 50, which included two centuries and 4 half-centuries. It is clear that KL Rahul’s rhythm could have been useful for Team India.
Rahul’s form was also sharp in T20 Internationals
KL Rahul’s form was also strong in T20 Internationals. In the last one year, KL Rahul scored 274 runs in 7 matches at an average of 45.66. Rahul’s bat scored half-centuries in 4 out of 7 matches and his strike rate was also close to 145.
KL Rahul was the pillar of the current team
In the team that has been selected against South Africa, KL Rahul was the only player whose bat was continuously scoring runs. Especially in the top order, Rituraj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan are not in color. Rishabh Pant-Shreyas Iyer are also unable to score runs continuously. The rhythm of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik is definitely good but Rahul was giving a wonderful balance to the batting of this team.
KL Rahul has been ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa owing to a right groin injury while Kuldeep Yadav will miss out in the T20I series after getting hit on his right hand while batting in the nets last evening.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 2022
Big loss for KL Rahul himself
By the way, KL Rahul’s injury is a big setback for him too. In fact, in the absence of Rohit Sharma, he had a good chance to prove himself as a captain but the injury took away this opportunity from him. If he had won Team India in this series, he could have established himself as the successor of Rohit Sharma.