On Friday, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced the 18-member India squad for the upcoming three-match One Day International (ODI) series against South Africa.
KL Rahul might be main the ODI facet within the absence of standard white-ball captain Rohit Sharma. In the meantime, frontline pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been named Rahul’s deputy.
Notably, Rohit had had recently replaced Virat Kohli as Team India’s full-time ODI skipper. Nevertheless, the Mumbaikar had suffered a hamstring damage throughout a internet session forward of India’s departure for the South Africa tour. Injured Rohit was dominated out of the three-match Take a look at collection and he needed to transfer to the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for his rehabilitation.
The three-match ODI leg between South Africa and India is scheduled to be performed between January 19 and 23. The primary two matches will happen on the Boland Park in Paarl, whereas the third and last ODI shall be hosted by Capetown’s Newlands Stadium.
Relating to the squad, Crew India selectors have rewarded Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer for his or her home and IPL performances. Ruturaj had received the Orange Cap in IPL 2021 for scoring 635 runs and he adopted it up with 603 runs in 5 matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Equally, Venkatesh additionally carried his wealthy kind within the IPL and scored 379 runs for Madhya Pradesh in Vijay Hazare. He additionally bagged 9 wickets in 6 matches.
Ravichandran Ashwin has made a comeback within the ODI setup. The veteran spinner final performed an ODI recreation again in 2017 towards West Indies. Together with Ashwin, off-spinner Washington Sundar has additionally returned to the 50-overs outfit. He has performed just one ODI in his quick profession which started in 2017 towards Sri Lanka.
Right here is Crew India’s ODI squad for the South Africa collection:
KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj.