KL Rahul Makes Comeback to International Cricket
By ESPNcricinfo staff
Published: 10-Sep-2023, 10 hrs ago
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KL Rahul, who hasn’t played competitively since May 1 this year, has made a comeback to international cricket. He was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for Shreyas Iyer, who suffered a back spasm during warm-up before the India-Pakistan Super Four match at the Asia Cup.
Forced Change for Team India
- Shreyas Iyer picked up a back spasm before the match
- KL Rahul replaced Iyer in the line-up
- Rahul’s usual batting position in ODIs is No. 5
- Iyer marked at No. 4, but swapped with Rahul before the match
- Iyer and Rahul are returning from injuries
- Iyer recovered from a back condition that required surgery
- Rahul tore a tendon in his right thigh during the IPL
While the extent or seriousness of Iyer’s latest injury is not known, it could raise concerns for the India team management with the World Cup approaching.
Despite the uncertainties, Rahul’s return is a positive development for Indian cricket. His presence will add depth to the team’s batting line-up and provide another option for wicketkeeping duties.