Whole Team Will Suffer….: Kapil Dev Makes Huge Remark As KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer Gear Up For India Comeback
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer will return to competitive cricket in the Asia Cup 2023 next month. Rahul had been out since May with a thigh injury, while Iyer had been out since March with a back problem. Iyer missed the entire IPL 2023 season, while Rahul missed the second half of the competition.
Both players are preparing for the national camp, which is taking place in Alur. Kapil Dev made a significant remark ahead of Rahul and Iyer's comebacks. "Ideally, every player should be tested out," India's first World Cup-winning captain told Crichistory.
The World Cup is almost here, but you haven't given the players a chance? What if they go to the World Cup and get hurt? The entire team will suffer as a result. At the very least, they'll get an opportunity to bat or bowl and get some rhythm going."
"In the worst-case scenario, if the guys get injured again during the World Cup, it will be unfair to the players who will miss out on making the squad." Players who have returned from injury must be given a chance.
They can compete in the World Cup if they are physically fit. There is no scarcity of potential, but if they are not fit, India will have the opportunity to make immediate changes to the World Cup roster," he added.
Rahul is India's first-choice wicketkeeper heading into the World Cup and will play as soon as he is fit. In his absence, Ishan Kishan will keep wickets. Shreyas Iyer has been named to the playing XI and will bat at number four.
In Iyer's absence, the team management attempted Suryakumar Yadav at number four, but he failed to capitalise on the opportunities presented to him. On September 2, India will begin their Asia Cup campaign against Pakistan.