KL Rahul will not be able to play the first two games of the Asian Cup. In KL Rahul’s absence, Ishaan Kishan will play as wicket-keeper-batsman, but if KL Rahul doesn’t return after that, will Sanju Samson get a chance? If KL Rahul is indeed eliminated from the whole tournament, Sanju Samson can be included in Team India. But if KL Rahul gets fit for the third game, the path for Sanju Samson will be blocked.
Sanju Samson was part of Team India on the West India Tour. However, this batsman did nothing special. Sanju Samson continued to come off cheap in the limited over series against the West Indies. After that, however, Sanju Samson was also included in the Jasprit Bumrah-led Indian team against Ireland. However, Sanju Samson did not make the Asia Cup squad. KL Rahul and Ishaan Kishan got a spot on this team as wicketkeepers.
KL Rahul was off the field for a long time due to injury. But KL Rahul was selected for the Asian Cup team. But now there is news that KL Rahul didn’t play in the first two games. In KL Rahul’s absence, Ishaan Kishan will take on the role of wicketkeeper for the first two games, but if KL Rahul is absent for the entire tournament, the doors could open for Sanju Samson. The Asian Cup begins on August 30th. However, the Indian team will start their campaign against Pakistan on September 2nd. The game between India and Pakistan is to be played in Kandy.