KL Rahul Cleared For IPL 2024 But NCA Issues Injury Warning: Report


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Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul is all set to play for his franchise from the opening IPL match after getting the all clear from the National Cricket Academy, but keeping in mind the nature of his injury, he will have to make a gradual comeback. Advice has been given. Rahul once again suffered a quadriceps strain during the first Test against England in Hyderabad and even though he was expected to be in the team by the third game, the stylish right-handed batsman felt tightness in his muscle. Hui and he left all the remaining games. , Rahul posted a short video of his batting, basic keeping practice and outfielding practice at the NCA.

“He has been cleared by the NCA and he will join his teammates in Lucknow on Thursday (March 20) before traveling to Jaipur for the opening game against Rajasthan Royals on March 24. It is understood he will be required to avoid sitting out the start. And a BCCI source following LSG's developments told PTI on condition of anonymity, “He may wear the big gloves in the coming days. For the first few matches, he will play only as a pure batsman.”

It is understood that the franchise is also not losing sleep over Rahul's keeping as they have two good short-format glovesmen in the form of former Proteas star Quinton de Kock and West Indies' Nicholas Pooran, who has been the sub for this season. There is also a captain.

However, for Rahul, keeping will be a key aspect of his game if he is to stake a claim for a place in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies in June.

“Looking at Rahul's past performances, he would not be considered for a top-three spot in the Indian T20 team. If he has a good IPL, he could be a keeper-batsman at No. 5 or 6. But if he is purely a batsman, “Apart from Rishabh Pant, they have a better option in Rinku Singh, who can stake a claim with some strong performances,” said a BCCI source aware of the developments. '

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