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Why Will KL Rahul Miss The 1st ODI Against West Indies?

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Team India vice-captain KL Rahul will miss the first ODI against West Indies scheduled to take place in Ahmedabad on February 6. The BCCI has mentioned that Rahul will join the 18-member squad after the 1st ODI and will be available for selection from the 2nd encounter.

It has been understood that KL Rahul will miss the first ODI in order to attend his sister’s wedding. There were chances of him being recalled to the squad to play the series opener after three players – Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer – tested positive for COVID-19.

But with Rahul busy at his sister’s wedding, it has been confirmed now that he will only be available from the second ODI, a report in ESPNCricinfo suggested. However, the exact date of his sister’s wedding could not be ascertained.

KL Rahul is likely to join the squad on or before Sunday and undergo mandatory isolation for three days before joining the squad ahead of the 2nd ODI on February 9.

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Mayank Agarwal (Credit: BCCI)

India have called up Mayank Agarwal for the upcoming three-match ODI series against West Indies after a number of positive Covid-19 results.

Three members of the playing squad, one of the standby players, and three members of the coaching staff have returned positive RT-PCR tests as part of India’s pre-series testing program.

The upcoming three-game ODI series against West Indies is scheduled to start on Sunday 6 February, with a T20I series to follow between Wednesday 16 February and Sunday 20 February.

ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mayank Agarwal.

T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.

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