India will face Australia in WTC Final scheduled from 7 to 11 June at the Oval.
Rahul suffered a right thigh injury while on the field during an IPL match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 1 in Lucknow.
“After consultations with specialists, it has been decided that Rahul will undergo surgery as soon as possible followed by rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy for the same. He is ruled out of the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia”, a BCCI Statement read.
Paceman Jaydev Unadkat he also suffered a left shoulder injury tripping over the side rope while bowling in the nets, but a decision on his participation in the WTC final will be made at a later stage.
“Specialist advice has been sought and the left-arm fast bowler is currently at the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore for strength and rehabilitation sessions for his shoulder,” the statement further read.
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav suffered a minor injury to his left hamstring during the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 26th April.
“The fast bowler is currently under the care of the KKR medical team and has taken up low intensity bowling as part of his rehabilitation process. The BCCI medical team is in regular contact with the KKR medical team and is monitoring closely the progress of Umesh”.
India’s Team for the WTC Final: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (week), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (Sept).
Waiting players: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mukesh Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav.