IND vs SA 2022 KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav Ruled Out of the Series, Rishabh Pant Will Lead: Indian opener and leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa.
Wicket-keeper R Pant will be leading the Indian Team absence of KL Rahul. KL Rahul was named as the skipper of the Indian team in the absence of Rohit Sharma.
As he suffered a groin injury and will miss the T20I series. While K Yadav got hit on his right hand while batting in the nets on Tuesday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday took to Twitter to announce the news.
They wrote, “Team India Captain KL Rahul has been ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa owing to a right groin injury while Kuldeep Yadav will miss out in the T20I series after getting hit on his right hand while batting in the nets last evening.”
KL Rahul and Kuldeep recently played in the Indian Premier League. The duo performed well for their respective teams.
KL Rahul led the Lucknow Super Giants to the playoffs in their maiden Indian Premier League season.
While Kuldeep Yadav finished the season as the leading wicket-taker for the Delhi Capitals.
The BCCI has not named replacements for KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav. The Indian team will host South Africa for five T20Is. The first T20I will take place on June 9 in the Arun Jaitely Stadium in Delhi.
Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain of the Indian T20I squad for the South Africa series.
The all-rounder, recently, captained the Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League title in their maiden season. He led the team from the front, finishing the season as their leading run-scorer.
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