IND vs ZIM LIVE: KL Rahul faces LITMUS test to prove fitnes ahead of Asia Cup

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IND vs ZIM LIVE: Indian opener KL Rahul faces a chance to prove his fitness as he returns as captain for the…

IND vs ZIM LIVE: Indian opener KL Rahul faces a chance to prove his fitness as he returns as captain for the India vs Zimbabwe series starting next week. Rahul was initially not named on the side but was drafted in to lead after a fitness test. The 30-year-old has struggled with injuries over the last few months and will be keen to set the record straight. Follow India tour of Zimbabwe and Asia Cup 2022 LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN

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IND vs ZIM LIVE: KL Rahul faces LITMUS test to prove form, fitness as Indian opener returns as captain for Zimbabwe ODIs ahead of Asia Cup – Check out

KL Rahul has had a nightmare 2022 having missed a host of games due to injury, Rahul Dravid’s rotation policy and health issues. India’s vice-captain has featured in only two Tests and 4 ODIs since the start of the year. The 30-year-old has completely missed out on the series against Sri Lanka, West Indies, South  Africa, Ireland and England.

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IND vs ZIM LIVE: KL Rahul faces LITMUS test to prove form, fitness as Indian opener returns as captain for Zimbabwe ODIs ahead of Asia Cup - Check out
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He did play the full IPL 2022 and then opted for surgery in Germany to fix his groin and remove a sports hernia. He was due to return for the T20Is against West Indies but tested positive for COVID-19 which set back his recovery.

KL Rahul injury Timeline:

  • 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.
  • June 2022 – Groin: KL Rahul missed the South Africa series and England tour with a persistent groin injury.
  • July 2022 – COVID-19: KL Rahul tested positive for COVID-19 and missed out on the tour of West Indies
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Rahul was drafted into the Zimbabwe series squad in a bid to get him match fit ahead of the Asia Cup. India face Pakistan in their blockbuster opening match and coach Rahul Dravid would want his vice-captain fit and ready.

The 30-year-old’s fitness has been a huge question mark for India over the past few months. With tournaments like the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup on the horizon, KL Rahul will be keen to prove that he is back to his best.

IND vs ZIM LIVE: KL Rahul faces LITMUS test to prove form, fitness as Indian opener returns as captain for Zimbabwe ODIs ahead of Asia Cup – Check out

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: KL Rahul (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Subhuman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.

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India tour of Zimbabwe, 2022
Sr. No. Day Date Match Venue
1 Thursday August 18th 1st ODI Harare Sports Club
2 Saturday August 20th 2nd ODI Harare Sports Club
3 Monday August 22th 3rd ODI Harare Sports Club

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