Indian opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand that is slated to begin on November 25 in Kanpur. The two sides are up against each other in a 2-match Test series that is part of the WTC 2021-23.
According to BCCI sources, Rahul will not be taking part in the first game due to an injury. Rahul suffered a muscle strain on his left thigh which has ensured that he won’t be playing the entire series.
This comes as a big blow to the Indian side as they were already without Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as the experienced duo has been rested. As his replacement, the BCCI has confirmed that Suryakumar Yadav has been added to the squad
“Team India batsman Mr. KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming 2-match Paytm Test series against New Zealand. He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled next month. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr. Suryakumar Yadav as KL Rahul’s replacement,” the media release from BCCI read.