SA v IND 2021-22: "ODI mode on!" Team India begin preparation for ODI series

India will play the first two ODI matches against South Africa in Paarl.

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Indian cricket team will take on South Africa in a three-match ODI series, starting on January 19. The first two matches of the series will be played at Boland Park in Paarl. 

Team India recently faced South Africa in the Test series which they lost by 2-1. They have now started the preparation for the ODI series, and the team will be led by stand-in captain KL Rahul.

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The official Twitter account of BCCI shared pictures of Team India's training session for the first ODI. In the photos, skipper Rahul and head coach Rahul Dravid were seen speaking to the players in the team huddle.

"ODI MODE. We are here at Boland Park to begin prep for the ODIs," wrote BCCI while posting the pictures.

Washington Sundar, who was named into the squad, has been ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19 during the camp in Bengaluru. Jayant Yadav was named as the replacement for Sundar.

Speedster Navdeep Saini was also included the ODI squad as a back-up pacer for Mohammed Siraj, who suffered a hamstring injury in the second Test South Africa in Johannesburg.

India's 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 Sihyeu Singh - 17 Jan, 2022

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