File photo of India herd KL Rahul
Indian CEO KL Rahul will miss the entire T20I series against the West Indies as he has been asked to take more rest after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, sources in the BCCI told NDTV. Rahul was recovering from an injury that had ruled him out of India’s home T20I series against South Africa and the England tour.
India currently leads the ODI series against the West Indies 2-0, with the final match to be played later in the day. Shikhar Dhawan was India’s captain in the series, while designated India captain Rohit Sharma will return for the T20Is after being outfitted for the ODIs.
The T20I series of five matches starts on July 29 and ends on August 7.
Last week, Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), had informed after the Apex Council meeting in Mumbai that Rahul was COVID positive.
Rahul has now completed his period of isolation, but according to ESPNcricinfo, BCCI’s medical professionals have advised him to rest and recover for another week.
Rahul, who recently underwent surgery and had resumed training with the NCA in Bengaluru, was named in the T20I squad against the West Indies and was due to take a fitness test in a few days.
Team India’s T20I squad arrived in Trinidad on Tuesday for their five-game streak against the West Indies.
The Men in Blue have secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODI series.
Half-centuries of Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Axar Patel helped Team India win the second ODI against the West Indies on Sunday by taking two wickets at the Queens Park Oval stadium in Port of Spain.
Both teams will face each other on Wednesday for the third and final ODI game in Port of Spain.
(With ANI inputs)
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