SA v IND 2021-22: Jayant Yadav replaces Washington Sundar for SA ODIs; backup for Mohammed Siraj named

The 3-match ODI series begins on Jan 19 in Paarl.

Navdeep Saini named as backup for Mohd Siraj for SA ODIs | GettyThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on January 12, 2022, has named the replacement for Washington Sundar in the Indian squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa. Jayant Yadav, who is with the Test squad already, will remain back for the ODIs as well.

Sundar was supposed to depart for South Africa with other ODI members on Wednesday and join the rest of the squad ahead of the ODI series starting January 19th, but he tested positive for COVID-19 during the camp in Bengaluru, ending his hopes of an Indian team return.  

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The All-India Senior Selection Committee has also added fast bowler Navdeep Saini to the India ODI squad, which will be captained by KL Rahul, as a back-up for Mohammed Siraj who is still recovering from his hamstring injury that he sustained in the 2nd Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

The first two ODIs will be played in Paarl on January 19 and 21 and the third match will be played in Cape Town on January 23rd.

India’s updated ODI squad:

KL Rahul (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini


By Jatin Sharma - 12 Jan, 2022

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