India opener KL Rahul is likely to miss the upcoming seven-game tour to England as the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to send him to Germany where he will receive treatment for a recurring right groin injury, according to a report by Cricbuzz.
The England tour that is set to begin on July 1 and consists of a rescheduled Test, three T20Is and three ODIs will be played over a three-week time frame. Rahul’s absence could prove to be a huge blow for India as he scored 315 runs including a century in the four Tests that took place in 2021 before the Tour was called off due to a Covid scare.
“That is correct, the board is working on his fitness and he will be going to Germany soon,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah was quoted as saying in the report on Thursday.
Rahul, who was slated to lead India in the T20I series against South Africa, had been ruled out of the five-match series due to the injury as well.
Following the squad announcement for the T20I series against South Africa, the 30-year-old wrote on Twitter, “Hard to accept but I begin another challenge today. Gutted not to…