Washington Sundar has been banned from the three-game ODI series against South Africa after testing positive for COVID-19 at the camp in Bengaluru, the BCCI announced. Sundar, who was due to travel to Cape Town with the ODI members on Wednesday and join the rest of the squad ahead of the series starting on January 19, has been replaced on the side by Jayant Yadav. The off-spinning all-rounder, the best possible like-for-like replacement for Sunday under the current scenario, is already in South Africa with the Test squad.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Jayant Yadav as Sundar’s replacement,” BCCI said in a statement.
Another addition to the squad, fast bowler Navdeep Saini, who was there with the test squad on standby, has been asked to stay behind for the ODIs to cover up Mohammed Siraj, who missed the third and final test in Cape Town due to a hamstring injury. incurred in Johannesburg.
NEWS – Jayant Yadav & Navdeep Saini added to ODI roster for series against South Africa.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2022
The committee also added fast bowler Navdeep Saini to the ODI squad as a backup to Mohammed Siraj, who is still recovering from his hamstring injury sustained in the second half of the season.nd Test against South Africa in Johannesburg,” the statement said.
India’s updated ODI squad for South Africa series:KL Rahul (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (Vice Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini.
The first and second ODI will be played on January 19 and 21, respectively, at Boland Park in Paarl. The third and final ODI will take place on January 23 at Newlands in Cape Town.
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