World Cup 2019: Team management gives an update on KL Rahul’s injury
England got off to a flier after opting to bat first.
Updated - Dec 5, 2019 9:01 pm
England got off to a flier against India in a crucial World Cup clash in Birmingham. Jason Roy returned at the top of the order for the hosts and their confidence was back amazingly. After playing out the new ball bowlers, Roy and Jonny Bairstow literally ripped apart the rest of the attack. Moreover, India were left with more concerns when KL Rahul attempted to take a catch while fielding at long-on and fell awkwardly only to walk off the field.
The incident happened in the 16th over of the innings when Bairstow launched Yuzvendra Chahal’s flighted delivery. One seemed he might not have timed the ball even as KL Rahul was waiting at the long-on to take the catch. He was right at the boundary but the batsman had done enough to get it over the fielder for a six. Rahul, however, timed his jump well but couldn’t get his hands on the ball but fell down with some impact and looked uncomfortable since then.
The physio Patrick Farhart attended him in the drinks break and KL Rahul wasn’t good to continue. Ravindra Jadeja entered the field as the substitute for him.
Rahul expected to be back
While Roy and Bairstow were pummelling the bowlers, the Indian team was worried about KL Rahul too. However, the team management has now given an update on the injury stating that he is being assessed and should be back on the field. “He is being assessed and treated. He is expected to be back,” the statement from the team management read.
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As far as the match is concerned, Kuldeep Yadav struck for India removing Jason Roy but Jonny Bairstow went on complete his hundred. England is looking good to post a huge total on the board and the Men in Orange (for today) need to pick wickets at the regular intervals to stay in the game. India are chasing only for the second time in this World Cup and will be under pressure in the second innings.