India injury update – KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer taking part in match simulation at NCA

As the final step in the Indian team’s recovery from injury, KL Rahul And Shreyas Iyer Now participating in match simulation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The process will culminate in some practice games for them as they return from thigh (Rahul) and Back (Iyer) hurt.

Rahul and Iyer are expected to participate in the training throughout this week, which will give the national selectors clarity on how they are shaping up in a match environment before selecting India’s Asia Cup squad, which is expected to be out . Till 20th August.

“We have some guys coming back from injuries,” the head coach. Rahul Dravid Said in Florida After the fifth and final T20I against west indies on Sunday. “We have to give them a chance to play (in the Asia Cup). I haven’t really thought about the Asia Cup at the moment. We have a week-long camp in Bengaluru from August 23. We will be there.” To gather there as a one-day team. We will accept it as it comes.”
Late last month, the BCCI issued a media statement confirming Iyer and Rahul Return to bat in the nets and fitness practice, ESPNcricinfo understands that the delay in announcing the Asia Cup squad is aimed at giving the selectors more opportunity to assess the pair, and to give them the best chance of being included in a tournament that in many ways will be a drought for the World Cup in October-November. Is.

India’s Asia Cup squad and reserve players will undergo a week-long conditioning camp in Bengaluru from August 23-29 before leaving for Sri Lanka for the tournament, where India will open their campaign against Pakistan on September 2.

Asia Cup team = World Cup team?

As far as team selection for the World Cup is concerned, the selectors want the Asia Cup to be an unofficial tough challenge but there are likely to be one or two exceptions as India play three ODIs with Australia before the World Cup campaign. Will also play the match. , As things stand, BCCI will have to announce the preliminary World Cup squad by September 5, but changes can be made to the squad by the time of the third and final ODI against Australia on September 27.

Rahul and Iyer are among the four players who are in line for a comeback. the other two, Jasprit Bumrah And Prasidh KrishnaIs part of the Ireland tour party for three T20Is from August 18-23.

If fully fit, Rahul is India’s first-choice wicketkeeper in ODIs and will probably be slotted into the middle order alongside Iyer, who has an excellent record at No. 4. In Iyer’s absence, the selectors have experimented with a number of options, including Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson and Axar Patel during the recently concluded ODI series in the Caribbean.

Iyer has not played any competitive cricket since the fourth Border-Gavaskar Test against Australia this March. After this he underwent back surgery in London, due to which he had to miss the entire IPL season. He was in line to return for the Ireland T20Is, but it was pushed back after NCA staff felt he needed a longer rehabilitation period.

Meanwhile, Rahul was sidelined towards the final stages of IPL 2023 after he injured his right thigh while fielding. Like Iyer, Rahul also underwent surgery in the UK and has been in rehab at the NCA for the last two months.

Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah all set for Ireland event

As a final step of preparation before the squad selection for Ireland, Prasidh and Bumrah were put through a similar match simulation exercise by the NCA staff late last month. on Sunday, Played for the famous Mysuru Warriors In the Maharaja T20 Cup, his first top-level game in almost a year.

Both the players have now joined the team leaving for Ireland.

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