Lucknow Super Giants, an Indian Premier League franchise (LSG), has suffered a major blow after their captain KL Raul was ruled out for the rest of IPL 2023. Rahul has been ruled-out of the tournament after sustaining an injury to his hamstring on Monday during his team’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The LSG Captain will be treated for his injury at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Reports confirm that Rahul won’t be participating in IPL in 2023. While neither the Board of Control for Cricket in India nor the LSG have officially confirmed this, there are reports that Rahul has decided to withdraw from the IPL. The BCCI will be responsible for his treatment. He will go to the NCA Thursday (4 May). The LSG captain is scheduled to undergo scans in Mumbai before he leaves.
KL Rahul is expected to miss all of the Indian Premier League. He limped from the ground during the defeat by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Lucknow Super Giants on Monday. The BCCI or the franchise have not yet revealed the exact nature of the injury, but it’s believed that the opener is expected to miss the remainder of the Indian Premier League. He will be flying to Mumbai for scans before heading to the National Cricket Academy to receive rehabilitation.
Jaydev Unadkat, a teammate of Rahul’s from LSG, will join Rahul at the NCA for treatment on the shoulder injury that the left-arm pacer sustained during a training session. Unadkat is said to need 6-7 weeks for recovery according to the IE report.
Selectors of Indians are in a pickle
LSG may be able to manage without KL Rahul or Jaydev Undakat but these injuries are a serious blow for Team India, who is aiming to win their first ICC World Test Championship. These two players will be part of a 15-member team that will travel to England in June to play in the WTC Final.
Umesh Thakur and Shardul Yadav are not fit either. Both players have minor injuries, and the BCCI keeps a close eye on them. The BCCI will keep a close eye on both players. Thakur and Yadav should recover within a reasonable time frame, but Rahul and Unadkat’s ability to play in the WTC Final depends on their speed of recovery. If the two players do not recover by May 21, the selectors must name a replacement.