Rahul returns to India squad

Fit again batsman Lokesh Rahul has been added to the India squad for the second Test against England that gets underway this week in Visakhapatnam.

Rahul had suffered a hamstring injury during the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur but proved his fitness in a Ranji Trophy match.

A BCCI media release stated: “The All India Senior Selection Committee has decided to add India batsman KL Rahul to the Indian squad ahead of the second Test of the Paytm Test Series – 2016 between India and England to be played at Vizag from November 17, 2016. Rahul has fully recovered from his right hamstring injury and would be joining the squad today (November 15, 2016).”

Lokesh Rahul

Rahul has made a bright start to his Test career scoring 562 runs at an average of 37.46 and notching three Test centuries.

A promising multi-format prospect Rahul scored a century on his ODI debut earlier this year in Zimbabwe.

All three of the right-hander’s Test centuries have come away from home and he will be eager to make an impact at home.

He scored a hundred in his return to cricket for Karnataka against Rajasthan in an ongoing Ranji Trophy match.