The All-India Senior Selection Committee, on Saturday (October 8) announced the ace all-rounder Washington Sundar as replacement for Deepak Chahar for the remainder of the ODI series against South Africa.
Notably, Chahar had a stiffness in his back after the third and final T20I against South Africa in Indore and hence did not take part in the first ODI match against South Africa in Lucknow. The 30-year-old will now head back to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation and will be closely monitored by the Medical Team there.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Washington Sundar as a replacement for Deepak Chahar for the remainder of the ODI series against South Africa. Mr Chahar had stiffness in his back after the third and final T20I against South Africa in Indore and did not feature in India’s Playing XI in the first ODI in Lucknow,” BCCI wrote in its statement.
Team India lost the series opener against South Africa by nine runs and is trailing by 0-1. The Ken in Blue are all set to play the second ODI in Ranchi on October 9, 2022 and will play the final ODI of the series in New Delhi on October 11, 2022.
India’s ODI Squad:
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer (vice-captain), Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Mohd. Siraj, Washington Sundar.