After an absence from competitive cricket since May 2023, Indian batsman KL Rahul is gearing up for a much-anticipated return to the national squad. Following a successful completion of his fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, Rahul is now in contention for participation in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 in Sri Lanka. This news is a source of great relief for both fans and the team’s management, who have been eagerly awaiting Rahul’s return.

The 31-year-old cricketer had been sidelined due to an injury he sustained while fielding during Match 43 of the IPL 2023, which featured the Lucknow Super Giants and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. This unfortunate injury also forced him to miss out on the World Test Championship 2023 final, as it impacted his thigh and lower-hip. However, Rahul’s unwavering determination and commitment to his recovery journey led him to undergo a successful surgery and rehabilitation at the NCA.

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Initially, Rahul’s return seemed assured, as he had earned a place in the Asia Cup 2023 squad. However, his luck took a turn when a fresh minor injury surfaced just days before his selection. Consequently, he did not travel with the team to Sri Lanka, a precautionary measure deemed necessary by the team’s management, including Head Coach Rahul Dravid and Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar. The public was informed of Rahul’s unavailability during the initial stages of the continental tournament.

In a recent and highly encouraging development, a report from RevSportz has delivered uplifting news. KL Rahul has not only recovered from his injury but has also successfully passed his fitness test at the NCA.

This development marks a pivotal moment in his journey back to competitive cricket, with the expectation that he will be eligible for selection starting from the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023.