KL Rahul likely to miss WTC Final against Australia

India opener and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul, who suffered a thigh injury during his team’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Monday (May 1), has been ruled out of the ongoing season of the IPL.

Rahul, 31, haf left the field in pain after getting injured during LSG’s ninth game of the season however, later came out to bat but couldn’t stop his team from losing the affair.

Rahul then missed LSG’s next league game against the Chennai Super Kings (CsK), and in his absence, Krunal Pandya captained the side on Wednesday.

Rahul later travelled to Mumbai for scans after the game against CSK, and now it has been revealed that the injury is quite serious and he won’t be able to take any further part in the ongoing IPL season.

Moreover, the India opener is also most likely to miss the bus for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia.

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team, which currently tops the ICC Test rankings charts, will face the Pat Cummins-led Australia in the summit clash of WTC 2023 at the Oval from June 7 to 11.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Rahul’s IPL 2023 is over, and he has already left the franchise camp and is in Mumbai for scans. The BCCI has now taken over Rahul’s case.

The results of the scans will determine his participation in the WTC final and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) medical team, which will monitor his treatment, has not informed anything however, reports suggests that Rahul is all likely to miss the WTC Final.

As per the report, if Rahul misses out, then Ishan Kishan is likely to be named as his replacement in the Indian squad for the WTC Final.

The Indian team is most likely to leave for London for the WTC final a day or two after the league stage of the IPL ends, which is on May 21 while the players that are part of the IPL play-offs will leave for the UK at a later date.

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