Opener KL Rahul has been included into the side as its sixteenth member for the second Ind vs Eng Test against, beginning on November 17 at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vizag. KL Rahul missed the last two Tests against New Zealand and the first Test against England because of hamstring injury. Indian team selectors have chosen to pick Rahul as he has completely recuperated from the hamstring injury.
“The All India Senior Selection Committee has decided to add India batsman KL Rahul to the Indian squad ahead of the second Test of the Paytm Test Series – 2016 between India and England to be played at Vizag from November 17, 2016,” said BCCI in its media release.
“Rahul has fully recovered from his right hamstring injury and would be joining the squad today (November 15, 2016),” added the Indian cricket board.
KL Rahul Career Stats:
|Test debut||Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Kanpur, Sep 22-26, 2016|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016|
|T20I debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016|
|Last T20I||India v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 28, 2016|
Returning from injury, Rahul scored a century and a half-century in the progressing Ranji Trophy match for Karnataka against Rajasthan. Rahul scored 76 in the first innings and 106 in the second innings. Rahul made his Test debut against Australia in 2014 and as far back as he has included in nine Test matches, scoring 532 keeps running at a average of 37.46. He has gained quick progress in the restricted overs design for India and has earned awesome notoriety for his forceful batting approach.