India ODI Squad For SA Tour Announced; KL Rahul Named Captain In Absence of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan Returns
The All India Senior Selection Committee announced the team for the three-match ODI series against South Africa that will be played after the ongoing Test series. India is leading the test series by 1-0 currently.
KL Rahul is named as the captain of the ODI team for the South Africa series without Rohit Sharma playing the matches due to an injury. Rohit is missing the test series and he couldn’t get fit for the ODI series as well. Shikhar Dhawan is an important inclusion to the team who was not in favour for a long time. It will be a great chance for him to shine and make his spot back to the top for ODI cricket and T20 as well. T20 World Cup is scheduled later in the coming year in Australia.
Chairman of BCCI selection committee Chetan Sharma announced in a virtual press conference that Rohit hasn’t regained full fitness and they don’t want to take a chance with him.
For the second wicket-keeper, Ishan Kishan will be the one while Yuvendra Chahal will be a part of this 18-member squad. Washington Sundar is another inclusion to the team who was out of the team due to his injury. Ravichandran Ashwin will also be a part of the team and be a part of team management as well.
The ODI 3 series match is all set to start from 19 January against South Africa and the 1st match will be held at Newlands, Capetown.
18-Men Squad For South Africa ODIs: KL Rahul (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, R Ashwin, W Sundar, J Bumrah (VC), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj
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