In an unfortunate turn of events, KL Rahul has reportedly been ruled out of the Ireland series as well as the Asia Cup 2023.
Notably, he sustained a thigh injury during IPL 2023, following which he was ruled out of the tournament and subsequent series and events, including the World Test Championship final against Australia and the ongoing West Indies series.
Meanwhile, in a promising development, Jasprit Bumrah, the star India, has resumed bowling in the practice sessions, raising hopes that he may receive the green light from the team management to feature in the upcoming Ireland series as well as the Asia Cup 2023.
Additionally, Shreyas Iyer, who sustained a back injury during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 and underwent surgery in London, resulting in his sidelining for the entire IPL 2023, is set to make a comeback to the Indian team starting with the Ireland series.
If KL Rahul falls short of recovery before the Asia Cup, it would indeed be a significant setback for Team India, particularly considering that this year’s Asia Cup will be played in the 50-over format, where KL Rahul has been a crucial pillar for the team in the middle.
Meanwhile, the addition of Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah to the team will undoubtedly provide a significant uplift as Team India prepares for the important challenge of the World Cup 2023.