IND vs ENG: KL Rahul Completes Rehab, Looking Forward to English Tests

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Batsman KL Rahul said on Tuesday that he has completed rehab and is now looking forward to the upcoming Test series against England. “Happy to have completed my rehabilitation strongly. No better feeling than being fit and healthy again. Always nice to be with the boys again, and an honor to represent India. Looking forward to the home series,” Rahul tweeted. In December 2020, Rahul was excluded from the last two tests against Australia. The decision was made after Rahul sprained his left wrist while hitting the nets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the team’s practice session.

Rahul then returned to India and attended the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for further healing from his injury.

The Indian cricket team finally kicked off their net session on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming four-game test series against England, which starts in Chennai on Feb.

Head coach Ravi Shastri welcomed the players by giving a rousing speech and then the whole team hit the nets in preparation for the series.

“Day 1 of our net session in Chennai and it is Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc welcoming the group with an exciting address. #TeamIndia #INDvsENG,” tweeted BCCI.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team had their first outdoor practice on Monday before the first test against England.

Three RT-PCR tests for coronavirus were performed at regular intervals and all Indian players were tested negative.

The hosts were then allowed to start their net sessions from Tuesday after completing the six-day quarantine.

Meanwhile, the England squad also returned negative results in their third coronavirus test taken on Sunday and the players are out of quarantine.

The Joe Root-led team will start training at MA Chidambaram Stadium later today.

The England squad will practice as a full group for the first time three hours later today to get into the starting blocks ahead of the four-game test series.

“All of the PCR tests from yesterday’s test have yielded negative results. The English company is now out of quarantine and will train for the first time tomorrow afternoon 2 pm-5pm (IST) as a full group in the stadium,” said England and Wales. The Cricket Board (ECB) media team on Monday.

Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns started their training for the first Test against India on Saturday, as the trio had arrived earlier after being rested for the Sri Lanka tour.

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India and England play four Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is.

The first two games of the Test Series will be played in Chennai before the cricketers move to Ahmedabad for the third and fourth Tests.

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