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KL Rahul dominated out of NZ assessments, Suryakumar Yadav added as alternative

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KL Rahul ruled out of NZ tests, Suryakumar Yadav added as replacement

In a significant setback for crew India, star batsman KL Rahul has been dominated out of the two-match take a look at collection in opposition to New Zealand beginning in Kanpur on 25 November, the BCCI introduced on Tuesday. According to the studies, the prolific run-scorer won’t be participating within the collection, which is part of the WTC 2021-23 as a consequence of an damage. Rahul has sustained a muscle pressure on his left thigh and has been declared as unfit for the take a look at collection in opposition to the Kiwis.
“KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming two- match series against New Zealand. He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled next month,” a press release launched by BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated.
This is a large blow to the Indian facet as it’s already with out Rohit Sharma, who’s being rested for the collection. Besides, one other batting phenom Virat Kohli will be part of the squad and captain the crew solely within the second take a look at match. The first take a look at match at Kanpur might be captained by Ajinkya Rahane, and it will likely be the primary take a look at match India goes to play after former Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid grew to become the coach of the Indian cricket crew after its disastrous outing on the T20I world cup earlier this month.
Versatile batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been added as a alternative to the Test facet forward of the collection opener. Yadav, who featured within the just lately concluded T20I collection between India and New Zealand was additionally added to the Test squad of the Indian crew throughout their tour of England. 
NEWS – Suryakumar Yadav replaces KL Rahul in India’s Test squad.KL Rahul has sustained a muscle pressure on his left thigh and has been dominated out of the upcoming 2-match Paytm Test collection in opposition to New Zealand.More particulars right here –https://t.co/ChXVhBSb6H #INDvNZ @Paytm pic.twitter.com/uZp21Ybajx— BCCI (@BCCI) November 23, 2021
According to studies, Shubman Gill was seen opening the batting together with Mayank Agarwal through the crew’s web session as Cheteshwar Pujara, the vice captain for the series-opener, additionally batted. It is discovered from the sources that in absence of India’s batting trio—Rohit, Rahul and Virat, one amongst Shreyas Iyer or Suryakumar Yadav will make his take a look at debut and bat within the center order within the first take a look at match in opposition to the New Zealand in Kanpur.
India’s Test squad embody Ajinkya Rahane (Captain for first Test), Virat Kohli (will be part of squad for second Test and lead), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.