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KL Rahul in good contact throughout indoor coaching session at Asia Cup 2023

After linking up with the India squad in Colombo on Tuesday, KL Rahul had his first session on the Nondescripts Cricket Membership indoor nets on Thursday. Heavy rain accompanied by winds lashed the Sri Lanka capital within the morning, forcing India to have their elective coaching indoors.

Rahul was a part of a choose group – Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur have been the others – that educated underneath the watchful eyes of head coach Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathour. He started with a couple of throwdowns and batted in rotation with Iyer. There was no seen discomfort as he moved his toes effectively and timed the punches and half-drives to perfection.

Rahul, who final performed an ODI in March, tore a tendon in his proper thigh through the IPL and needed to bear surgical procedure in Might. He was chosen within the Asia Cup squad following intensive rehab on the NCA however was dominated out of the primary two matches after choosing up a contemporary niggle.

“KL is wanting good. We really feel this offers us one of the best steadiness to attempt to do effectively,” chief selector Ajit Agarkar had mentioned after Rahul was named within the World Cup squad earlier this week. “With KL, he was a part of the camp in Bangalore. He seemed actually good there and has bought over his niggle. He performed a few video games during the last two days. I believe he stored for 50 overs and batted for round 50 overs too. So he seems to be good and we’re comfortable to have him.”

Rahul then bought via two periods of throwdowns, with the second centered totally on the left-arm over-the-wicket angle with throwdown specialist Nuwan Seneviratne feeding him deliveries. Some time later, he ran a couple of sprints in one of many nets. Rahul, although, didn’t undertake wicketkeeping drills.

Rahul could not have performed a aggressive recreation because the begin of Might, however he stays firmly in India’s plans as their wicketkeeper. With Ishan Kishan scoring a combating half-century and serving to India get well from a shaky begin towards Pakistan, the selection between him and the returning Rahul can be a tricky one.

Because the 2019 males’s World Cup, Rahul has averaged 55.64 – behind solely Sanju Samson amongst all keepers to performed no less than 5 video games within the interval – and struck at 97.61 in 18 ODIs as India’s designated wicketkeeper. Agarkar didn’t reveal if India would depart out Kishan, who brings within the left-hand issue, for India’s Tremendous Fours conflict towards Pakistan and mentioned, “The captain-coach will sit down and determine what’s greatest for the staff on a given day. We’re comfortable to have two choices who will struggle for a spot within the staff than the opposite method spherical.”

Gill prepares for spherical two towards Afridi

Rahul apart, Gill had a longish stint in nets, dealing with throwdowns from Seneviratne. The India opener was stored quiet by the Pakistan pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah earlier than inside-edging one off Haris Rauf for 10 off 32 balls.

Gill was consciously making an attempt to get a stride ahead whereas enjoying his drives and was aware of not falling over whereas enjoying the flick via the on facet. After a stint within the nets, he checked out video footage of his session earlier than continuing to have one other spell.



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