There are two weeks till the 2023 Asia Cup. Pakistan and Nepal have already revealed their lineups, with India being the last side in Group A to do so. Jasprit Bumrah is most likely to make the squad, but KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who are nearing the end of their recovery, are anticipated to make the cut.
Ravi Shastri, a former head coach of India, has spoken out against KL Rahul being included in the starting lineup because he believes it would be too much to expect of the 31-year-old, who hasn’t played a single game since suffering an injury in the IPL.
“See, you are asking too much of the player when you consider him for the starting XI of the Asia Cup while he hasn’t played a single game and is recovering from an injury.”
Rahul is also a keeper, in my opinion. That is improper since it involves those ranges of motion coming off of an injury.
Notably, Rahul suffered a thigh injury on May 1 while playing for LSG against RCB. The right-handed batter required surgery as a result of the harm, missing the IPL in the process. He was recently observed honing both his keeping and his batting in the nets at the NCA.