He Has Missed a Lot of Cricket: Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris is concerned that it will be tough for opener KL Rahul to find his place in the broader scheme because Rahul has not played any cricket since May of this year.
Styris has not played any cricket since May of this year.
Rahul had not participated in any aspect of the sport since the 25th of May when he played in an official cricket match in Kolkata for the IPL 2022 Eliminator. He has been sidelined from all aspects of the sport.
His side, the debutants Lucknow Super Giants, were defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore by 14 runs at Eden Gardens. His team’s opponent was Royal Challengers Bangalore.
After that, he was appointed to lead India’s Twenty20 International team against South Africa at their home stadium in June for a series that had five matches. However, he could not participate in the series because he sustained an injury to his right groyne the day before the first match in New Delhi. This meant that he was unable to play in any of the games.
After that, Rahul got on a plane to Germany so he could have surgery to repair the sports hernia he had developed. Consequently, it is doubtful that he will be able to participate in either the tour of England or the one-day internationals played against the West Indies.
He had been recuperating at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Still, due to a positive result from the Covid-19 test, he was not selected for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe and could not play in the T20Is against the West Indies. In addition, he was unable to play in the T20Is against the West Indies.
Because they don’t want to be taken out of the game and don’t want to hand over possibilities to other players, the players need to have a different frame of mind while dealing with this situation. I am aware that India cultivates a positive culture inside its group, which is why it does not raise any objections whenever other players are given opportunities at any given time.
Styris discussed this on the show “Sports Over the Top,” which is broadcast on the Sports18 network. Styris said, “I know as a player myself, you never wanted to give anybody else the chance to take your spot,” He was speaking from personal experience when he said this.
“So with the fact that he’s out injured and he’s away from the team at the moment,” the former New Zealand cricketer said, “it just means that other players can do what Suryakumar is doing and what Rishabh Pant is doing, getting in there, taking the chance scoring runs, and posing the selectors some questions saying, do we need KL Rahul?” Suryakumar and Rishabh Pant are doing what the former New Zealand cricketer did.
“As a result of the fact that he is currently sidelined with an injury and absent from the team, the former New Zealand cricketer said.
“When he comes back, will he be able to continue from where he left off? Because he has allowed other players to play, he has been absent from a considerable amount of cricket; consequently, many unanswered questions have surfaced.
It is widely expected that Rahul, who had not played in a Twenty20 International for India since October of last year when they played New Zealand in Ranchi, will be fit in time for the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
And, following that, the three-match T20I series against Australia and South Africa at home before the beginning of the Men’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in October-November. Rahul has not played in a Twenty20 International for India since October last year.