Saturday, January 1, 2022

Rahul named Chief for South Africa ODIs; Ashwin returns


With Rohit Sharma controlled out of the three-match One-Day International series in South Africa, KL Rahul has been designated as the chief of the 18-part crew declared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday (December 31).

India crew: KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj

Rohit Sharma, who is recuperating from a hamstring injury, was controlled out of the continuous Test series is as yet going through restoration. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been designated as Rahul's representative.

"We are viewing at KL Rahul as a three-design player, and he has got great experience of captaincy," Chetan Sharma, the BCCI boss selector, said. "He has demonstrated his authority characteristics. That is the thing that all selectors think At the point when Rohit isn't fit, we thought KL is the best one to deal with the side. We have great trust in him, and we are prepping him."

As revealed by Cricbuzz before, veteran offspinner R Ashwin, who last played an ODI in 2017, has been reviewed to the side for the series which is set to start on January 19. Ashwin, who has picked 150 wickets in 111 ODIs, had denoted his re-visitation of the restricted overs arrangement in the 2021 T20 World Cup following amazing exhibitions in the Indian Premier League.

The crew incorporates a few youthful players who have intrigued in the as of late closed Vijay Hazare Trophy, with any semblance of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Washington Sundar and Venkatesh Iyer getting it done. Chetan Sharma additionally expressed that different entertainers of the competition who were considered for determination included Shahrukh Khan, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi and Rishi Dhawan.

Just three spinners were chosen in the huge crew, while as numerous wicketkeeping choices are likewise accessible - with Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan in the 18-man list.

Pacer Mohammed Shami has been refreshed as a piece of his responsibility the executives while all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel were inaccessible for choice because of their particular wounds.