Batsman Ishan Kishan was on Monday named in India’s squad for the World Test Championship final against Australia in place of the injured KL Rahul.
Rahul captains the Lucknow Super Giants in the lucrative IPL but has been sidelined from the rest of the tournament with a right upper thigh injury.
The 31-year-old batsman will undergo surgery followed by rehab at the National Cricket Academy.
A decision on Jaydev Unadkat, who hurt his left shoulder while training in the IPL, for the WTC final will be taken later.
Kishan (24) is uncapped in Test cricket, but has played 14 ODIs and 27 T20Is so far, and was also in the Test squad for the home series against Australia earlier this year.
He is the second wicketkeeper in India’s WTC squad behind KS Bharat, who made his Test debut against Australia in February in the absence of Rishabh Pant.
Pant is recuperating after a car accident in December.
The WTC final will be played at The Oval from 7-11 June.
It will be India’s second WTC final after they lost the decider in the inaugural edition to New Zealand in 2021.
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