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BCCI Updates on KL Rahul’s Injury and IPL Status

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BCCI Updates on KL Rahul’s Injury and IPL Status

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Cricket fans all over India are holding their breath as news of KL Rahul’s injury circulates. The senior batter suffered a hamstring injury during a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Rahul left the field in pain and was unable to continue playing. As the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), his absence is a major blow to the team, who are currently third in the IPL points table.

Rahul’s injury has raised concerns about his participation in the World Test Championship final against Australia. The final is scheduled for June 2023, and Rahul is a crucial player in India’s Test squad. With the injury appearing to be serious, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the medical team of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru will decide on Rahul’s further participation in the IPL.

Rahul’s Status

Despite the setback, the LSG team is hopeful that Rahul will be back in action soon. The team sources have confirmed that Rahul and the Lucknow franchise will be guided by NCA’s advice from now on. Rahul’s scans will reveal the extent of his injury, but he is likely to miss at least the next few games of the franchise in IPL 2023.

The priority will be to get Rahul fit for the summit clash as he is likely to be the second wicket-keeper in the Indian squad. The franchise sources have confirmed that every decision on Rahul from now on will be taken under BCCI’s supervision.


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LSG’s Performance So Far

The LSG team has continued to put up a strong performance in Rahul’s absence. Krunal Pandya, who captained the team after Rahul left the field during the game against RCB, is likely to continue leading the team against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The team is counting on their players to step up and fill the void left by Rahul’s absence.

Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull has also weighed in on the issue, saying that Rahul’s decision to come out to bat at No. 11 during his team’s unsuccessful chase against RCB might have been motivated by the net run rate scenario. Doull believes that every run counts at the back end of the tournament and that even a few runs could make a difference to the team’s net run rate.

What’s Next for LSG

The franchise now has two options to replace Rahul – either bring in Manan Vohra as a straight swap at the top of the order or get Quinton de Kock back in the picture as the opener and play an Indian pace bowler in place of Naveen ul Haq.

LSG is currently third in the IPL 2023 points table, with five wins and four losses from nine games. In their next game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Krunal Pandya is expected to continue leading the team in Rahul’s absence.

As the IPL season heats up, cricket fans will be eagerly waiting for updates on Rahul’s condition. The LSG team will have to work hard to maintain their strong performance in Rahul’s absence, and they will be hoping that their star batter will make a quick recovery and return to the pitch soon.


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