Star India batter KL Rahul injured his hip during the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing IPL 2023. Later on, the cricketer himself confirmed that he will be missing the remaining season of the cash-rich league but most importantly, will also miss the upcoming World Test Championship finale against Australia, which is slated to take place from June 7, at The Oval in England.
“I’ll stick with what I said. You need genuine keeper who can bat a little. KL Rahul was never an option, for me, at least, in Test matches. It’s okay for T20 or a fifty-over match, but for Test – especially in England – where the ball nibbles around, you need a genuine keeper,” Muzumdar told ESPNCricinfo.
Former Indian batter Amol Muzumdar suggests Ishan Kishan for the WTC final
“Looking at the situation, what has happened to Rahul is unfortunate. But I would be inclined to include Ishan Kishan in the team, looking at his form. Why we talked about KL Rahul and KS Bharat… is because of the unfortunate incident to Rishabh Pant. Now, if you want a man-to-man replacement, you can’t get any closer to Pant than Ishan Kishan. So, he comes into my team. He should be included,” Muzumdar further added.