The Indian Cricket Team’s training camp for the Asia Cup 2023 in Alur is in full swing. The players enjoyed a brief break on Sunday, engaging in team meetings and Dexa tests as part of their preparation. However, the spotlight is on KL Rahul as he strives to regain full fitness. With their departure to Sri Lanka on August 29th looming, the team is gearing up for a challenging tournament.
KL Rahul, who underwent hamstring surgery, is steadily recuperating. Despite intensive wicketkeeping practice, the 31-year-old experienced discomfort, resulting in his exclusion from the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan clash. Encouragingly, reports suggest that both the team and medical staff are content with Rahul’s progress.
Scheduled for Monday, another session of wicketkeeping practice awaits Rahul before the team’s departure. India’s Asia Cup 2023 campaign begins against Pakistan in Kandy, with Shreyas Iyer’s recovery from a back injury bolstering the squad. While Rahul’s absence is notable, the cricketer is eager to return to the international stage after a three-month hiatus, aiming to contribute with his wicketkeeping skills later in the tournament.
BCCI Selection Chairman Ajit Agarkar clarified that Rahul’s minor ailment would sideline him from the IND vs PAK clash. As a result, Ishan Kishan will take on the keeping duties, supported by Sanju Samson as a traveling reserve. However, as Rahul’s rehabilitation progresses steadily, his participation in the Nepal game seems probable.
The upcoming days will witness Jasprit Bumrah and other cricketers, who were part of the India vs Ireland T20I series, joining the training camp. Match practice sessions are on the agenda before they set off for Sri Lanka on August 29th. With a blend of recovery, determination, and preparation, the Indian Cricket Team is gearing up for an intense and exciting Asia Cup 2023 challenge.