Typically, players are only allowed to participate in practice games after reaching this 85 per cent threshold. Additionally, the NCA maintains a policy of granting clearance only after a player competes in a match and returns without complications. 

While the case of Jasprit Bumrah might raise questions regarding this rule's adherence, the nature of the player in question distinguishes the situation.

Turning the focus back to Rahul, it's understood that the selectors, considering recent performances of Indian batters in white-ball cricket, are placing a high value on his experience for the upcoming Asia Cup. 

With almost a decade of international cricket experience under his belt, Rahul is being eyed for the August 30 to September 17 tournament, as well as the subsequent World Cup in October and November. 

However, sources indicate that he must exhibit full fitness both in batting and wicket-keeping during a 50-over game before his candidacy for selection is seriously entertained. His body's reaction the day after will also play a pivotal role in the decision-making process.