Fit-again Rahul To Lead India In Zimbabwe ODIs, Shikhar To Be His Deputy

Refreshed and fit Rahul to take over India in Zimbabwe in ODIs Shikhar is to take over as his vice

Mumbai 11 August : India on Thursday declared fit-to-play KL Rahul as captain of the ODI series against Zimbabwe after the BCCI medical team cleared the batsman to participate in the series of three matches beginning on the 18th of August.
The 30 year old Rahul was off of action for several weeks with a hernia in his sports, with Covid-19 extending his absence.

 Fit-again Rahul To Lead India In Zimbabwe Odis, Shikhar To Be His

Shikhar Dhawan was originally chosen as captain for this tour.However, with Rahul getting the green light, he has been appointed as captain with Dhawan acting as the captain’s deputy.

The BCCI Medical Team has assessed KL Rahul and approved for him to participate in the upcoming ODI series in Zimbabwe.The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named him captain of the team and has designated Shikhar Dhawan to be his vice captain as well,” the BCCI stated in an announcement.

Following the end of IPL 2022, Rahul was scheduled to captain India in the T20Is at home against South Africa but missed out due to a groin injury.The time on the sidelines was extended when it was discovered that the 30-year-old was in need of surgery.

In the end, Rahul missed the tour of England and Ireland.

The opener was set to return on the end of the tour of West Indies and USA but after an encouraging Covid-19 score the BCCI medical team advised him to take a break.

He was already named in India’s team for the Asia Cup at the end of this month.

All three ODIs of India’s tour of Zimbabwe will be played at the Harare Sports Club.

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: KL Rahul (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.


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