Whereas particular particulars relating to Rahul’s wicket-keeping for 50 overs have not been disclosed, this facet is essential for his inclusion within the Indian squad for the World Cup.
Rahul, who underwent thigh surgical procedure, and Iyer, recovering from a lower-back stress fracture, dedicatedly participated in a apply match amidst the difficult Bengaluru warmth.
In a video, the duo may very well be seen batting collectively in a apply recreation.
Earlier, it was reported by PTI that the nationwide choice committee led by Ajit Agarkar would solely take into account Rahul and Iyer in the event that they show their readiness for the calls for of 50-over cricket, requiring them to bear match simulation.
For Rahul, the selectors are eager on assessing his health for wicket-keeping over 50 overs, whereas Iyer must reveal full health by being on the sphere for all the length. Mere batting health won’t be adequate to safe a spot within the remaining squad of 15 gamers.
Within the video, Iyer was seen firmly pushing a supply from a quick bowler within the cowl area with Rahul on the non-striker’s finish. Because it was a simulation, an area umpire was summoned to officiate.
The NCA bigwigs are all tight-lipped concerning the health standing however the Asia Cup group choice has been deferred as a result of the Ajit Agarkar-led committee needs to offer the duo the most effective likelihood to get match earlier than the continental showpiece. The squad is predicted to be introduced in the direction of the center or finish of this week in Mumbai.
“Conserving 50 overs in Sri Lankan warmth would take a toll and the NCA can solely give him a health certificates if he is ready to don the large gloves with none obvious discomfort. Additionally, they have not performed something and the primary worldwide recreation in opposition to Pakistan (on September 2) may very well be a bit an excessive amount of of a stress. However then time is of essence,” a BCCI supply monitoring the developments mentioned.
It’s understood that whereas Tilak Varma has made an impression, the choice committee want to train warning close to throwing the Hyderabad southpaw on the deep finish of the pool.
“Sure, he has began effectively and he will certainly play ODIs in future. However what if he’s pushed too shortly and it seems to be counter-productive. You possibly can’t play with younger careers. Sure, he may very well be mentioned however provided that each Iyer and Rahul are dominated out,” the supply mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)