Even before the start of the ICC Champions Trophy, Team India is set to suffer a huge setback as KL Rahul’s participation in the tournament is looking very bleak.
The right-handed batsman, who is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury, revealed he is unlikely to regain full fitness in time for the Champions Trophy that begins from June 1 in England.
The 27-year old injured his left shoulder during the first Test against Australia in Pune but played the whole series with pain. (READ: KL Rahul Rules Himself Out Of ICC Champions Trophy)
Considering the form Rahul had during the series against the Aussies, where he scored 393 runs with the help of 6 fifties, his absence will be badly felt by the Men in Blue. But there is very little they can do in this regard except finding the apt replacement.
So Here are five players poised to take Rahul’s place in the upcoming Champions Trophy: