“Do we actually need him?” Styris’s big statement

"Do we actually need him?" Styris’s big statement

Sinchan Saha

Modified Aug 5, 2022 12:41 PM IST

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India batter KL Rahul is going through a rough phase after experiencing an injury and afterward testing positive for COVID-19. As per told by previous New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris, KL Rahul’s nonattendance has offered brilliant chances to players like Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and so on, and presently selectors would think “do they actually need” the star batter. Rahul was named in the T20I crew for the series against West Indies however, he was precluded subsequent to testing COVID-19 positive days in front of the series.

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“Do We Actually Need KL Rahul?”: Ex-New Zealand Cricketer’s Big Statement 

“It’s a different mindset for players because they don’t want to be out and they don’t want to be giving other players opportunities. I know India has a very good culture within its group, so it doesn’t mind allowing other players opportunities all the time. I know as a player myself, you never wanted to give somebody else a chance to take your spot,”

said Scott Styris on SPORTS18’s show.

“So with the fact that he’s out injured and he’s away from the team at the moment, it just means that other players are able to do what Suryakumar is doing, what Rishabh Pant is doing, getting in there, taking the chance scoring runs and really posing the selectors some questions saying, do we actually need KL Rahul? Is he going to be in good form when he comes back? He has missed a lot of cricket, a lot of question marks now present themselves just because he’s been able to give other players that opportunity,”

he added.

Prior to testing COVID-19 positive, Rahul had experienced a physical issue before the T20I series against South Africa, and he didn’t feature in the five-match series.

Last week, Rahul had given an extended proclamation, saying testing positive for COVID-19 has pushed his re-visitation of the worldwide field “back by a couple of weeks”, yet he plans to recuperate as fast as could be expected and be accessible for choice. Taking to Twitter, 

“Hey guys, I wanted to clarify a couple of things about my health and fitness. My surgery in June was successful and I had begun training with the hope of returning to national duty for the team’s tour of the West Indies. Unfortunately, as I was nearing a return to full fitness, I tested positive for COVID-19.”

Rahul expressed

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Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris says with KL Rahul being sidelined because of a physical issue, an open door has been introduced to the adolescents to show what they can do.

“This naturally pushes things back by a couple of weeks, but I aim to recover as quickly as possible, and be available for selection as soon as I can. To represent the national team is the highest honour, and I cannot wait to get out there back in blue,”

he added.

India likewise announced the team for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, starting August 18. Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the side while Deepak Chahar has gotten back in the game subsequent to recuperating from an injury.