India will take on Australia in the WTC final scheduled to be held from June 7 to 11 at The Oval.
Rahul suffered an injury to his right upper thigh while fielding 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 at the earliest followed by rehab 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 also sustained a left shoulder injury by tripping over the side rope while bowling in the nets but a decision on his participation in the WTC final will be taken at a later stage.
“A specialist consultation has been sought and the left-arm fast bowler is currently at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru undergoing strength and rehab sessions for his shoulder,” the statement further read.
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav suffered a minor left hamstring injury during IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 26.
“The fast bowler is currently under the care of the KKR Medical Team and has started low-intensity bowling as part of his rehab process. The BCCI medical team is in regular touch with KKR medical team and is closely monitoring Umesh’s progress.”
India’s squad for WTC final: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk).
Standby players: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mukesh Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav.