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KL Rahul ruled out of first Test

The opening batsman is down with viral fever and has been advised rest by BCCI's medical team

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Update on KL Rahul’s health status

The BCCI medical team confirms that opening batsman Mr. KL Rahul is presently down with viral fever. There are no major health concerns and he is making rapid progress, much to the satisfaction of the medical team.

As a precautionary measure, KL Rahul is advised further rest and hence will not be available for selection for the first Test match against Sri Lanka, which starts on July 26 at Galle.

The medical team will continue to monitor Mr. KL Rahul’s progress and keep you posted accordingly.  

Amitabh Choudhary
Acting Hony. Secretary
BCCI

BCCI Desk

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Shikhar Dhawan to replace injured Murali Vijay

Vijay complained of pain in his right wrist while playing a preparatory match

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Shikhar Dhawan to replace injured Murali Vijay for India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2017

The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Monday named Shikhar Dhawan as the replacement for injured Murali Vijay in the Test team, which is scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series.

Vijay, who had suffered a wrist injury during Australia’s tour of India, has complained of pain in his right wrist, while playing a preparatory match. The BCCI medical team has therefore advised that Vijay should continue his rehabilitation program.

The team is as follows:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.

 

S.No.

Date

Match

Venue

1

July 21-22

Warm-up

Colombo (Moratuwa)

2

July 26-30

1st Test

GICS, Galle

3

Aug 3-7

2nd Test

SSC, Colombo

4

Aug 12-16

3rd Test

PICS, Kandy

 

 

Amitabh Choudhary

Acting Hony. Secretary

BCCI

 

BCCI Desk

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