KL Rahul, who was appointed as the captain of the upcoming 3-match T20 series against South Africa, has now been ruled out due to an injury. The Indian Cricket Board updated the fans by releasing a statement. The Indian batter has suffered a groin injury and, thus, is set to miss all the T20 internationals against the Proteas.
In his absence, Rishabh Pant will lead the Indian team, while Hardik Pandya will assume the vice-captaincy duties. The Indian Cricket Board is yet to announce the replacement for KL Rahul in the squad. In this article, we have predicted 3 names who might replace the 30-year-old batter for the T20I series.
- Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson recently led Rajasthan to the final of the Indian T20 League 2022. He impressed one and all with his leadership but he would have loved it had Rajasthan go on to win the title. Samson was also the second-highest run-scorer for the team.
He didn’t play big knocks during the tournament but managed to score crucial knocks which changed the momentum of the game on numerous occasions. Samson scored 458 runs in 17 matches at an average of 28.63 in the Indian T20 League 2022.