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Wrist injury ends K L Rahul's Australia tour

Last updated on: January 05, 2021 12:37 IST
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IMAGE: K L Rahul's withdrawal adds to a growing list of absentees for India. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

K L Rahul's hopes of featuring in the Test series against Australia were snuffed out on Tuesday when he was ruled out of the last two Tests with a wrist injury.

'K L Rahul sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the MCG during Team India's practice session on Saturday,' the BCCI said in a statement.

'The wicketkeeper-batsman will not be available for the remaining two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he will need about three weeks time to recover completely and regain full strength,' the BCCI added.

Rahul, who can bat at the top as well as in the middle order, played the limited overs matches against Australia, but could not break into the Test squad in the first two Tests.

His name was doing the rounds for the third Test in Sydney as India, who levelled the series 1-1 in Melbourne, grapple with form and injury issues.

The tourists, missing regular skipper Virat Kohli who is on paternity leave, have already lost the pace duo of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav to injuries.

They replaced an out-of-form Prithvi Shaw with Shubman Gill in Melbourne, but continue to fret over Mayank Agarwal's form after the opener managed a total of 31 runs in four innings.

Rahul will return home to continue his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, the BCCI added.

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