KL Rahul gets back to training after wedding ahead of crucial Border Gavaskar Trophy
KL Rahul is exempted from his national duties at present from the ongoing series against New Zealand.
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Team India wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul recommenced training after he recently tied the knot with Bollywood actor Athiya Shetty on Monday, January 23. The Rohit Sharma-led side is set to engage in a crucial four-match Test series against fierce rivals Australia, which is scheduled to kickstart on February 9.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul, who has been exempted from his national duties at present from the ongoing series against New Zealand, resumed his training in full swing ahead of the much-awaited Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Rahul took to his Instagram handle to share a clip of him hitting the gym and gearing up for the red-ball clash.
“Back at it #januaryjumpstart #KLog,” captioned the cricketer.
Prior to the Test series in February, the Men in Blue host the Kiwis in a three-match T20I series from Friday, January 27 following a successful 3-0 whitewash in the ODIs.
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As such the clashes against Australia are generally considered to be high-octane, however, the magnitude of the forthcoming Test series has increased considering that the two teams are vying for a place in the 2021–2023 World Test Championship finals.
While India is riding high on the back of a successful Test series win against Bangladesh in December, the Aussies on the other hand have relished back-to-back wins against England, West Indies, and South Africa. The month-long red-ball series between the two heavyweights will prove to be vital as it will decide which side will qualify for the summit clash of the global ICC event.
After the conclusion of the Test matches, the two teams will also cross swords in a three-match ODI series starting March 17. As much as the red-ball series is key, the ODI series will also have equal importance considering the 2023 ODI World Cup on the horizon. Rahul will be the deputy for the Rohit Sharma-led side for the series against Australia.
Both Australia and the Men in Blue will get their fair chances to understand the squad dynamics in order to find their ‘core’ side just in time for the marquee event.