Wednesday, April 17, 2024

India vs England – Rahul Dravid says KL Rahul will not preserve wickets within the sequence

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India coach Rahul Dravid has confirmed that KL Rahul is not going to preserve wicket throughout the five-Take a look at sequence towards England that begins in Hyderabad on Thursday. One in every of KS Bharat or the uncapped Dhruv Jurel will take the maintaining gloves.

Rahul was the designated wicketkeeper throughout India’s most up-to-date Take a look at sequence, in South Africa in December-January, however Dravid mentioned the house situations meant a extra specialist keeper was wanted.

“Rahul is not going to be taking part in as a wicketkeeper on this sequence and we’re clear about that within the choice itself,” Dravid mentioned in Hyderabad on Tuesday. “Now we have picked two different wicketkeepers and clearly Rahul did a improbable job for us in South Africa and actually performed an enormous half in serving to us draw the sequence.

“However contemplating 5 Take a look at matches and taking part in in these situations the choice will likely be between the 2 different keepers we’ve got.”

Bharat was India’s wicketkeeper throughout their earlier house sequence, towards Australia in February and March 2023, in addition to the World Take a look at Championship ultimate in June. Ishan Kishan was the wicketkeeper throughout the two-Take a look at sequence within the West Indies that adopted however he’s presently on a break from worldwide cricket.

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