KS Bharat returned home, did not travel to England for World Test Championship Final
Kona Srikar Bharat, mostly known as K.S Bharat to Indian cricket fans, was set to travel with the Indian national cricket team for the upcoming World Test Championship Final and England series.
When the Indian team's squad for the inaugural World Test Championship Final and the England series was announced, K.S Bharat was named standby for wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who was recovering from COVID-19 after testing positive to the global pandemic days before the squad announcement.
But in a recent development, it is being reported that K.S Bharat has not traveled with the national team, who have reached England already. It is being said that Wriddhiman Saha fully fit and ready to play if needed, and thus K.S Bharat won't be required in England, while Saha will play 2nd fiddle to Rishabh Pant.
K.S Bharat's Career
K.S Bharat was born and raised in Andhra Pradesh and plays for Andhra in Indian domestic cricket. Bharat is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman and has featured for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the Indian Premier League.
K.S Bharat has been multiple times selected as a backup to either Wriddhiman Saha or Rishabh Pant for the Indian national team, but so far hasn't got to walk into the field wearing the blue jersey.
K.S Bharat Stats
K.S Bharat made his first-class cricket debut in the 2012-2013 season of Indian domestic cricket with Andhra. So far, he has 78 first-class matches in which he has scored 4283 runs at an average of 37.2.
In 51 List-A matches, Bharat has scored 1351 runs and 730 runs in 48 T20 games.
India's World Test Championship Final
Indian cricket team will return to action from 18th June when they will take on the field against New Zealand in inaugural World Test Championship Final to be played from 18th June till 22nd June at the Lord's cricket ground.
This will be the first time Indian cricket will be in action after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended due to number of players and staff tested positive to COVID-19.