Rohit misses out with injury, Rahul takes fee as captain for South Africa ODIs

Rohit misses out with injury, Rahul takes fee as captain for South Africa ODIs


Bumrah named vice-captain as many of the regulars who overlooked the Sri Lanka tour in July return

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KL Rahul has been handed the reins of the ODI squad  Getty Pictures

Rohit Sharma has did now not recuperate from the hamstring injury that stored him out of the Take a look at sequence in South Africa. In his absence, KL Rahul will lead India within the three-match ODI sequence in South Africa. Jasprit Bumrah has been named the vice-captain of the squad.

This modified into purported to be India’s first ODI assignment since Rohit modified into named stout-time captain for the structure, however Rohit’s recurring hamstring injury has emerged as barely of a problem. Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma said the decision to now not send Rohit to South Africa modified into taken keeping that frequent injury and disturbing events in mind, at the side of the T20 World Cup and the ODI World Cup within the upcoming two years.

“Here is the handiest cause we have made up our minds to let him work on his rehab, work on his health, work on his muscles,” Chetan said. “No one will get injured on cause. Here is exactly why we did now not send him to South Africa because we desire him to pass support to 100% health because there are necessary events and World Cups coming. That is the cause he’s now not going to South Africa, and KL Rahul is the captain.”

India’s 18-man squad welcomed support R Ashwin, who final played an ODI in 2017 however made his comeback into the T20I facet earlier in 2021. Venkatesh Iyer received a maiden ODI name-up. As with T20Is, Venkatesh can even bat within the heart account for and bowl a few overs, a emptiness created by Hardik Pandya’s incapability to bowl thanks to health complications.

The utterly different allrounder within the squad is Washington Sundar, who overlooked the T20 World Cup with injury however proved his health within the original Vijay Hazare Trophy. Additionally getting again from injury modified into Shreyas Iyer, who has since made a successful Take a look at debut too. The utterly different possible allrounders, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, are yet to recuperate from injuries sustained at some stage within the Take a look at sequence in opposition to Fresh Zealand.

That Rahul would lead in Rohit’s absence modified into expected, seeing that he’s the ODI vice-captain, however Chetan said that Rahul modified into being groomed as a future chief. “We’re looking out at KL Rahul as a 3-structure player, and he has received glorious expertise of captaincy,” he said in an online press interaction. “He has proved his management qualities. That is what all selectors deem. When Rohit is now not match, we concept KL is principally the most classic one to handle the facet. Now we have got glorious self perception in him, and we’re grooming him.”

From India’s final stout-strength ODI squad that played England in March, the selectors left out Kuldeep Yadav, the Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal, T Natarajan (injured) and Shubman Gill. Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan learned their approach in.

Between the England sequence and this one, India played an ODI sequence in Sri Lanka too, however it certainly modified into a 2nd-string facet because the necessary squad modified into in England to play the World Take a look at Championship final and the Take a look at sequence in opposition to England. Shikhar Dhawan captained that facet in Sri Lanka and retained his position, however Prithvi Shaw did now not. Ruturaj Gaikwad, who modified into segment of that squad however did now not gather to play, modified into retained for the South Africa sequence.

“He is getting the probability on the suitable time,” Chetan said of Gaikwad. “He modified into picked within the T20s and now he’s in ODI squad. Wherever this is dwelling for him, he’s getting picked and selectors are hoping he’ll attain wonders for the nation. Now we have got selected him, now it’s up to the administration when he performs within the XI and when he’s required within the combinations. He is doing successfully and he’s been rewarded for that.”

On a number of the main names missing, Chetan said, “Mohammed Shami, we’re resting him looking out on the burden administration of our faster bowlers. He’ll positively be taking half within the upcoming sequence. Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja, both are now not match, that is the cause they are now not in South Africa.”

Additionally discussed within the change meeting, Chetan said, were Ravi Bishnoi, Rishi Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan: “These guys will positively gather their possibilities in coming instances.”

ODI squad: KL Rahul (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-capt), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj

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