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Update KL Rahul ruled out of AUS vs IND Test series with wrist injury

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Indian batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy with a wrist injury. The BCCI confirmed the development in the early morning hours of Tuesday, two days before the start of the third Test in Sydney.

"KL Rahul sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the MCG during Team India’s practice session on Saturday. The wicketkeeper-batsman will not be available for the remaining two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he will need about three weeks time to recover completely and regain full strength," the BCCI wrote in a release.

"He will now return to India and head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of his injury," the release further read.

The injury issues have grappled the Indian Test squad ever since the beginning of the Test series. While Mohammed Shami suffered from a wrist fracture while batting in the second innings, Umesh Yadav was also ruled out of the series after the second Test.

Rohit Sharma missed the entire limited-overs leg, as well as the first two Tests before rejoining the side last week, ahead of the match in Sydney.

The injury to Rahul comes as a major blow, as Rahul was touted to make a comeback in Test XI, following a string of low scores from Hanuma Vihari. In the three innings across two Tests so far, Vihari has scored 45 runs.

The Border-Gavaskar trophy is currently level at 1-1, with India making a remarkable comeback after the infamous '36-all-out' in the first Test in Adelaide. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side produced a dominating performance in the Boxing Day Test to beat the hosts by 8 wickets.


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