Scott Styris, a former New Zealand all-rounder, believes that the absence of KL Rahul has given the younger players a chance to shine.
An injury and a positive COVID-19 test have combined to put India’s KL Rahul in difficult circumstances. New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris believes that the absence of KL Rahul has given great opportunity to guys like Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant and therefore selectors are contemplating “do they genuinely need” the top batter. Before this series against West Indies, Rahul was included in India’s T20I squad, but was dropped out after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Since they don’t want to be benched or deprive other players of opportunities, they have a different frame of mind in this situation. In my experience, India’s team has a strong sense of camaraderie, and it’s not afraid to give other members of the squad a chance. As a former player, I can attest to the fact that you would never want anyone else to have the opportunity to take your place “On SPORTS18’s show SPORTS OVER THE TOP, Scott Styris stated.
“What this means is that other players are able to do what Suryakumar is doing and Rishabh Pant is doing, which is getting in there, grabbing the opportunity to run and really raising some questions to the selectors as to whether or not KL Rahul is necessary. Can we expect him to be in top shape when he makes his return? Due to the amount of cricket that he has missed, many questions have been raised about his ability to lead the team “she said.
Rahul missed the five-match T20I series vs South Africa because of an injury that occurred before he tested positive for COVID-19.
While his comeback to international competition has been delayed by “a few of weeks,” Rahul had made an extensive statement last week, indicating that the COVID-19 test results have given him more time to heal and be available for consideration. Rahul took to Twitter to post: “Hello everyone, I just wanted to make a few clarifications regarding my current state of health and fitness. The operation I had in June was a success, and I began training with the hopes of returning to national service in time for the team’s tour of the West Indies in December. I tested positive for COVID-19 just as I was about to recover to full fitness.”
“Naturally, this delays things for a number of weeks, but I’m hoping to heal quickly and be ready for selection in the shortest amount of time possible. I am ecstatic to be a part of the national team, and I can’t wait to go back on the field in blue “she said.
The Indian team for the forthcoming three-match one-day international series against Zimbabwe, which begins on August 18, has also been revealed. Shikhar Dhawan will serve as the captain, and Deepak Chahar has returned to the lineup following an injury layoff.
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