England vs India: KL Rahul to travel to Germany for back injury treatment
India opener KL Rahul will travel to Germany soon for a back injury treatment, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed to Cricbuzz on Thursday (June 16). The Men in Blue vice-captain is down with a recurring groin injury, which ruled him out of the home series against South Africa and the upcoming tour of England, in which Team India will travel away from home. India will travel to England for 6 white-ball matches, including 3 ODIs and T20Is, and a Test match starting July 1. Rahul was declared the vice-captain for the tour under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. However, the right-hander will miss the action due to an injury.
“The board is working on his fitness and he is going to Germany soon,” Jai Shah (BCCI secretary) confirmed. Rahul will leave the country in late June or early July. Rahul last played for India in the home series against Sri Lanka in the month of February this year.
Rahul has played 43 Tests, 56 T20Is and 42 ODIs for India and has scored a total of over 6,000 runs in all three formats of the game.
England vs India Test Series:
Highest T20I rating points by an Indian batsman
897 – #ViratKohli
854 – #KLRhul
793 – #YuvrajSingh
776 – Suresh Raina
723 – Gautam Gambhir
718 – #RohitSharma
689 – Ishaan Kishan* #KLRHul #BCCI #ICCRankings pic.twitter.com/wv2oUkEypx – KL Siku Kumar (@KL_Siku_Kumar) June 16, 2022
5th Test: Edgbaston – 1 July to 5 July
England vs India 2022, T20I Series Schedule:
1st T201: Ageas Bowl – 7 July
2nd T20I: Edgbaston – 9 July
3rd T20I: Trent Bridge – July 10
England vs India 2022, ODI Series Schedule:
1st ODI: Kia Oval – 12 July
2nd ODI: Lord’s – July 14
3rd ODI: TBA
At the same time, on Wednesday (June 15), the BCCI announced the Indian team for the Ireland series. The team named for the two-match T20I series will be led by Hardik Pandya, while Suryakumar Yadav will also make a comeback from injury. Meanwhile, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made the deputy for the series. India will play two T20 matches in Dublin on 26 and 28 June.