Suryakumar Yadav might be included in the India squad in place of Kl Rahul for the upcoming WTC Final against Australia. The right-handed batter might be named as standby. As per a BCCI source, he has been asked to keep his UK visa ready. Suryakumar made his Test debut in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in Nagpur but failed to make a mark. He scored eight runs in one match before being left out of the playing XI.
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Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul is all set to miss the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2023. He will also miss the upcoming WTC Final following the hip injury he sustained while fielding against RCB. The right-handed batter confirmed that he will undergo thigh surgery. After that, He will start his rehabilitation and recovery for the next few weeks.
The report also added that Sarfaraz Khan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Mukesh Kumar, and Navdeep Saini have already been picked as standbys for the WTC final. Team India are already without ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Senior batter Ajinkya Rahane replaced injured Shreyas Iyer, who suffered an injury during the Test series against Australia.
Team India squad for the WTC final against Australia:
India’s Test squad WTC final: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul (ruled out), KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.