- Deepak Chahar out of ODI series against South Africa
- BCCI announces replacement of Chahar
- 2 matches left in India-South Africa ODI series
IND vs SA Deepak Chahar: The Indian team has been facing one setback after the other since the IPL tournament held this year. One by one his players get injured continuously. In this episode, after the first match of the ongoing ODI series between India and South Africa, Team India has been forced to make a change in its squad. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed about this change in a media advisory.
Washington Sundar joins the team in place of Deepak Chahar
The All India Senior Selection Committee has named Washington Sundar in place of Deepak Chahar for the remaining ODI series against South Africa. Chahar had a stiff back after the third and final T20I against South Africa in Indore and was not included in India’s playing XI in the first ODI in Lucknow. According to the BCCI, the Indian all-rounder will now go back to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and will be monitored by the medical team there.
The off-spinner replaced the fast bowler
Washington Sundar bowls right arm off spin while Deepak Chahar is a right arm fast bowler. There is a big difference between the playing of both the players and the primary role on the field. In such a situation, the selectors bringing in Sundar as a replacement for Chahar can create confusion in the minds of fans and critics. Although both these players are known for their all-round performance, they are mainly known for their bowling.
Washington Sundar got injured twice in 6 months
This year has also been a deep cycle of Sundar and Injury. He was injured during IPL 2022. He was out of the team due to a finger injury. Although he was included in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe after being fit, he was injured again during a match at the County Championship in England just before the start of the series. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes will be on his fitness in the series against South Africa.
India ODI team: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer (vice-captain), Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Mohd. Siraj, Washington Sundar.
India will play the second ODI on 9 October 2022 in Ranchi and will play the final ODI of the series in New Delhi on 11 October 2022.