IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury – Follow LIVE Updates

IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury – Kl…

IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury - Follow LIVE Updates
IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury - Follow LIVE Updates

IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury – Kl Rahul will continue his rise in the ranks and will lead the Indian team for the first time when the Men in the Blue face off against South Africa in a three-match ODI series. With regular captain Rohit Sharma ruled out due to an injury, Rahul has been handed the mantle while star pacer Jasprit Bumrah will be named vice-captain for the tour. The tour marks India’s first ODI commitments since Virat Kohli was sacked as 50-over captain earlier in December. Follow Insidesport.in for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates. 

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IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury – Follow LIVE Updates

In a statement, the BCCI revealed that The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr KL Rahul as Captain for the ODI series as Mr Rohit Sharma is ruled out owing to an injury. With KL promoted, Jasprit Bumrah was named the vice-captain for the series against the Proteas.

The squad saw the inclusion of Vijay Hazare Trophy stars Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer, both having starred in the IPL 2021 and made their India debuts in the last six months. The squad also sees the return of veteran Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order and Ravichandran Ashwin, who remains in line to play his first 50-over game since 2017.

IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury – Follow LIVE Updates

Washington Sundar also returns to the team, after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Sundar starred in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and was amongst the leading wicket-takers, and also doubles up as an all-round option in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, both of who have been ruled out due to injuries. Yuzvendra Chahal, who finished as the leading wicket-taker in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, also earned a recall to the side.

Suryakumar Yadav keeps his place in the side along with Ishan Kishan, while Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant add to the competition for places in the middle order.  Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar both return, having featured in the series against Sri Lanka in July. Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna also add to the pace bowling department.

IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury – Follow LIVE Updates

Rohit Sharma would have been the skipper, but a hamstring injury ruled him out of the series and hence Rahul would act as stand-in skipper while Jasprit Bumrah will be the opener’s deputy. Mohammed Shami has been rested while Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja are injured.

India’s tour of South Africa, 2021-22, consists of two series: the Test and One-Day International series, taking place from December 26 to January 23, 2022, across four venues. Visitors currently have a lead of 1-0 in the Test series, after the historic triumph at Centurion.

The three-match ODI series will begin on January 19 at Boland Park, Paarl. The second ODI match will happen on Jan 21 at the same venue and the third ODI will be at Newlands, Cape Town on January 23.

Opening batter Rohit Sharma on December 8 was named India’s new ODI skipper and the star player was set to take over from Kohli starting with the South Africa series. But as he is currently nursing his injury, the ODI captaincy debut will have to wait for the 34-year-old.

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India ODI Squad SA: 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

IND ODI Squad SA: KL Rahul to lead, Bumrah to be deputy as Rohit Sharma misses out due to injury – Follow LIVE Updates

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