Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Ajinkya Rahane has been ruled out of the remaining matches in the IPL 2022 season and India’s upcoming England tour following a serious Grade 3 hamstring injury.
Rahane was brought back into the KKR playing XI after poor performances but his tournament has been cut short after the injury. The experienced batter’s chance of making it to the Indian team for the June-July England tour has also taken a hit.
Rahane could have been part of the Indian squad for the series after losing his spot to newcomers but he will now be nursing the injury that he sustained during KKR’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 14.
As per a report in Cricbuzz, sources at the BCCI were quoted as saying that the 34-year-old will now head to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru to begin his rehabilitation process.
Rahane has had a lackluster IPL season where he has scored 133 runs while opening for KKR. He has been unable to cement his place in the side and the injury now means he will fall further back.
KKR squad for IPL 2022 season:
Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav.