KL Rahul cleared to play Zimbabwe series, will captain the side

KL Rahul has received the green signal from BCCI's medical team, clearing his participation in the forthcoming three-ODI tour of Zimbabwe. 

Shikhar Dhawan, originally named captain for the short tour, will serve as the deputy to the returning Rahul.

Rahul, who has not played international cricket since February this year, has been laid low by a series of injury and health concerns.

 Right after the IPL, he was scheduled to captain India in the home T20Is against South Africa but missed out owing to a groin injury. 

The spell on the sidelines was extended after it was revealed that the 30-year-old would require surgery. Consequently, Rahul missed the tour of England and Ireland.

He was scheduled to return at the just-concluded tour of West Indies and USA but following a positive Covid-19 result,