In the midst of speculation surrounding KL Rahul‘s participation in India’s forthcoming major cricket events, including the Asia Cup and ODI World Cup, inside sources have revealed that the talented wicketkeeper-batter is making impressive strides toward full fitness. These developments suggest that Rahul might be ready to take the field for the high-profile tournaments scheduled in the upcoming months.
Recent reports indicate that Indian wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul is well on his way to regaining his full fitness and could potentially represent India once again during the impending Asia Cup and ODI World Cup later this year.
Rahul has been sidelined since May this year due to a right thigh injury sustained while fielding during the IPL 2023 matches. Subsequent medical assessments disclosed a significant tear in his right thigh tendon, necessitating surgical intervention. Following the surgery, Rahul commenced his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, focusing on a steady recovery from the injury.
According to a reliable source, “He’s making substantial progress towards a complete recovery and might be available for the upcoming matches with the Indian team. While earlier updates suggested he was far from resuming batting practice in the nets, he was spotted batting on the very same day. His recovery seems to be well on track, and it’s possible he will be match-fit now.”
KL Rahul has been actively sharing updates on his rehabilitation journey through his personal social media channels. Recently, the BCCI issued a medical bulletin confirming that the right-handed batter has resumed net practice and is engaged in strength and fitness conditioning at the NCA.
Assuming all progresses as planned, it’s conceivable that Rahul could stage his comeback during the Asia Cup at the end of this month and, optimistically, for the subsequent Australia series that follows the tournament.
However, the most significant aspiration remains KL Rahul’s reentry into the squad for the ODI World Cup. This development would be a considerable boost for India’s middle-order batting lineup, which has faced challenges recently, particularly with the experimental inclusion of players like Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav, whose performances haven’t met expectations. Rahul’s anticipated return as both a batter and wicketkeeper promises to bring a much-needed blend of stability and experience to India’s middle-order composition.