Batsman KL Rahul is on his way to recovery and will most likely travel to England with the Indian team on June 2 for a test tour of England. Rahul, who was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and was withdrawn from the postponed Indian Premier League earlier this month, was selected on a tour subject to a fitness permit.
“He is doing well and has recovered well as far as I know. He has to travel to England with the team,” a source close to the player told IANS
“There is still time, about a month before the start of the World Cup final against New Zealand and another month and a half before the start of a series of five tests against England. The Indian team has done this before., Taken injured. Wriddhiman Saha in Australia last year and made him do rehabilitation with the team, “the source added.
However, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) has not yet officially announced whether it or Sakha (whose availability for England was also subject to fitness) is fit for travel.
Saha is expected to reach Mumbai on Monday, but goalkeeper KS Bharat has already been on standby and is in Mumbai.
Rahul, who withdrew from IPL just before it was postponed, after the Covid-19 cases appeared in a bio-bubble, a few days ago he posted a photo on social media showing that he was recovering well.
The right-wing batsman has not played a test since August-September 2019, when he played in Kingston against the West Indies. Rahul was also part of the test team in Australia, but was not given the opportunity to play.
The 29-year-old has played 36 test matches and scored 2006 runs with five centuries and 11 half centuries.