ICC World Cup 2023: The BCCI is worried about how well KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer will be able to play in the Asia Cup, which starts on August 30. Both are getting better from injuries, and it’s possible that neither will be healthy enough to play in the continental tournament.
During the IPL 2023, KL Rahul hurt his knee and had to have surgery. Shreyas Iyer also had surgery for a back problem and went through the same process. He didn’t go to the IPL or any of the foreign games that the Indian cricket team played. Since the beginning of the year, India hasn’t been able to send out their best ODI and T2-I teams because KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, and Prasidh Krishna have all been hurt. In the Ireland series, Bumrah and Krishna will be back.
Since Rahul and Iyer are no longer on the team, the management has had to look for other choices. Before their injuries, Iyer batted number four and Rahul batted number five. This gave the middle order a lot of steadiness. Ajit Agarkar, the chairman of selectors, will return to India from the Caribbean on Friday. In the next 48 hours, he will hold talks to decide what to do next.
BCCI is Looking to See if Kl Rahul and Shreyas Iyer Are Fit for the Asia Cup in 2023
Rahul will have to take a fitness test on August 18. After that, the team’s coaches and management will make a final decision about whether or not to put him in the Asia Cup. Even though the Karnataka batter is expected to pass the fitness test, Iyer’s health is still a concern. Iyer was comfortable at number four before he got hurt, so he stayed there. Since he got hurt, the number is once again up for grabs.
If KL Rahul doesn’t get better in time, players like Tilak Varma and Sanju Samson will try out for the number four spot. India also tried Suryakumar Yadav, but his poor performance in ODIs made the team’s leaders decide against him.
Reports say that the Indian team for the Asia Cup will be chosen between August 16 and 17, and the two players are racing against time to get fit. If neither of them works out, India will have to keep trying new things in the middle order.
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Rohit Sharma on Kl Rahul and Shreyas Iyer Selection
Rohit Sharma said that it’s not easy for an athlete to get back into shape after surgery. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are two of India’s best players, especially on the ODI team. They both recently got hurt, and there is no timetable for when they will be able to play for the national team again.
Rahul hurt his thigh during the middle of the IPL 2023. Iyer, on the other hand, has had problems with his back and hasn’t played any kind of cricket since the Ahmedabad Test against Australia in March.
Shreyas and KL haven’t played in four months because they were hurt badly and had to have surgery. Both of them had surgery. I know because I’ve had surgery before and know how hard it is later. “We have to see how they respond and what they do,” Rohit Sharma said in Mumbai at an event for La Liga.