India Tour of West Indies: Rahul & Kuldeep set for FITNESS TEST this week: Follow LIVE

India Tour of West Indies: India vs West Indies LIVE: KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav are set for a crucial week. With…

India Tour of West Indies: India vs West Indies LIVE: KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav are set for a crucial week. With both recovering from injuries, they will have a fitness test this week at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. If both pass fitness test, they will board the flight for T20 series against West Indies, starting July 29. Follow IND vs. WI Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“Both KL and Kuldeep will have a fitness test this week. Their recovery is going really well and we hope they return to action. Kuldeep is already 80% match fit. For KL, it is a work in progress since he recently had a surgery. He has begun practice and depending on the level of fitness, we will take a call,” a selection committee member told InsideSport.

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KL Rahul Fitness Update: The Indian vice-captain had a sports hernia surgery in Germany and missed the entire South Africa series at home and the England tour. While he has been named in the five-match T20 series, it will depend on the fitness test.

The good news is that KL Rahul has begun nets session at the NCA. But he is yet to hit full gear. This week will determine whether he will be able to make it in time for the Windies tour.

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KL Rahul injury Timeline:

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

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Kuldeep Yadav Fitness Update: Things are looking optimistic for Kuldeep. The wrist-spinner suffered a hand injury at practice during the West Indies series at home and was ruled out. He is recovering well and has begun bowling at the NCA. The fitness test will determine whether he will be available for the five-match T20 series.

However, it will be a crucial week as if he misses the West Indies tour, he is all but out of the T20 World Cup reckoning. Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja both are ahead of him in the pecking order thanks to their excellent batting skills. Yuzvendra Chahal has already confirmed his spot.

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India Tour of West Indies: All you need to know about IND vs WI

  • The players who are in England will fly to the Caribbean directly in a charter flight. The rest will assemble in Port of Spain by July 19.
  • BCCI has gone the charter flight route to avoid any COVID-19 cases.
  • Shikhar Dhawan will lead the ODI squad in Rohit Sharma’s absence.
  • Two other captains, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah have also been rested while Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues to be a miss in the ODI squad.
  • Shubman Gill has been recalled to the ODI squad.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has been appointed as vice-captain for the ODI side.
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  • For the T20 series, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel will join the squad.
  • Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have also been rested for the entire series.
  • The players in the T20 squad have been granted a short vacation.
  • Rohit Sharma with his family will travel to Caribbean for a short vacation and will join the squad before the T20 series, starting July 29.
  • Virat Kohli has been rested from the entire tour.

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India’s 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, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav (subject to fitness test), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

India tour of West Indies, 2022 (ODI & T20Is)
day Date Match coming
friday 22nd July 1st ODI Port of Spain
sunday 24th July 2nd ODI Port of Spain
wednesday 27th July 3rd ODI Port of Spain
friday 29th July 1st T20 Tarouba, Trinidad
monday 1st August 2nd T20 Basseterre, St Kitts
tuesday 2nd August 3rd T20 Basseterre, St Kitts
saturday 6th August 4th T20 Florida, US
sunday 7th August 5th T20 Florida, US

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