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Rahul on recovery path after surgery in Germany; Bumrah may lead in Rohit’s absence

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: KL Rahul, who suffered a groin injury before the T20 five-match series against South Africa, was ruled out of the home series due to injury. He took to social media to announce that he has been recovering following successful surgery in Germany.

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“Hello everyone. It’s been a tough couple of weeks, but the surgery was successful. I’m healing and recovering well. My road to recovery has begun. Thank you for your messages and prayers. “See you soon,” he wrote on Twitter.

KL Rahul’s injury and captain Rohit Sharma’s uncertainty in the upcoming Test match against England have created a void in the team. The situation is tricky in the Indian camp, so the selectors decided to send Mayank Aggarwal as a back-up for the one-off Test match starting on July 1.

The BCCI must be hoping for Rahul to be fully fit as soon as possible because the T20 world cup is scheduled for Australia this year. His fitness is crucial ahead of the tournaments.

Bumrah may lead against England 

Fast bowlers generally have to field near the boundary line at third man or fine-leg, especially in the longest format of the game, because of their strong arms, so they can throw the ball from the fence quickly. Pacers generally don’t get the responsibility of the captaincy.

Some of the speedsters are exceptions, such as Bob Willis for England, Courtney Walsh for West Indies, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis for Pakistan and Pat Cummins, who is currently marshalling his troops for Australia. Kapil Dev, Shaun Pollock, Ian Botham, and Imran Khan were also fast bowlers, but their batting was almost equal to that of top-class batters.

A whisper is in the air that Jasprit Bumrah may be the new captain of the Indian team at Edgbaston in the absence of Rohit Sharma. If it is true, then he will become captain No. 36 for India in red-ball cricket.

Rohit Sharma’s second RT-PCR test is not encouraging. It has come back positive. India coach Rahul Dravid has not ruled out Bumrah’s captaincy and Rohit’s exclusion during a virtual media conference on Wednesday.

A final decision has not been taken yet. Team management’s final verdict is still awaited.

Wasim Haque

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