India batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL and the World Test Championship final.
India skipper Rohit Sharma has played down KL Rahul’s removal from the vice-captaincy but kept the door open for a change in team for the third Test against Australia.
India coach Rahul Dravid says they are shutting out criticism of KL Rahul.
KL Rahul will lead India in the three-match ODI series against the Proteas in South Africa in the absence of the injured Rohit Sharma.
Opening batsman KL Rahul made 122* as India posted 272-3 on the first day of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion.
KL Rahul hit a commanding 67 off 55 balls as the Punjab Kings claimed a nail-biting five-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.
KL Rahul held firm after a flare-up with James Anderson to guide India into a narrow lead at lunch on the third day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday.
Jonny Bairstow smashed a brilliant 124 and Ben Stokes made 99 as England beat India by six wickets in the second ODI in Pune on Friday.
KL Rahul continued his excellent form, scoring 61* as the Kings XI Punjab beat the Royal Challengers by eight wickets.
KL Rahul scored a brilliant 132 as Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs.
KL Rahul, the top-scorer for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, has been rewarded for his fine form with a spot in India’s ODI and T20I squads for the tour to England.