T20 World Cup 2022: 3 Indian players who might miss the tournament due to constant injury concerns
The team management is already managing the workload of certain key players ahead of T20 World Cup.
Updated - Jul 22, 2022 1:18 pm
The ICC T20 World Cup is only three months away and India under the leadership of Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid would be hoping to go all the way this time around. The Men in Blue had a forgettable tournament last year where they failed to make the semis and also suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan.
In fact, India will once again begin their campaign against the Babar Azam-led side on October 23 at the iconic MCG. As the Indian team is looking forward to ending their nine-year ICC title drought, they need to have a lot of questions answered as far as the fitness and availability of their players are concerned due to unavoidable circumstances like injuries.
With the top-order including skipper Rohit and batting megastar Virat Kohli out of touch with the bat, India are already in a spot of bother and if any of the key players are forced to be ruled out due to injury concerns then it would definitely turn out to be a horrible experience for the Indian think tank. Without further ado, here’s a look at the three injury-prone players who could miss the showpiece event.
3 Injury prone players who might miss T20 World Cup 2022:
3. KL Rahul
KL Rahul is arguably the backbone of the Indian top-order and he would have a huge role to play in the upcoming T20 World Cup by working in tandem with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Rahul had an excellent IPL 2022 leading the new entrants Lucknow Super Giants where he finished as the second-highest run-getter of the season amassing 616 runs from 15 matches at a strike rate of 135.38 including two centuries.
However, it is to be noted that Rahul has not played any international matches since then. In fact, he was all set to lead the Men in Blue in the home T20Is against South Africa in June before a groin injury ruled him out of action. The Karnataka cricketer underwent successful surgery in Germany and was all in readiness to make a comeback in the upcoming West Indies T20Is before he tested positive for COVID-19,
While Rahul might just make it in time before the T20I series in the Caribbean, the Indian selectors and team management would certainly be in a spot of bother heading into the T20 World Cup. One more unfortunate injury to Rahul going forward would leave them with hardly any choice of finding a suitable batting replacement.