This player, who played the only ODI for India in 2016, got a chance to play against South Africa

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JAYANT YADAV & NAVDEEP SAINI ADDED TO ODI SQUAD FOR SERIES AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA

The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa is to be played from January 19. There was bad news for Team India before the start of the series, after off-spinner Washington Sundar was found to be Kovid positive before leaving for South Africa, after which the BCCI has announced to send Jayant Yadav to South Africa as his replacement. With this, Navdeep Saini will leave as a backup for Mohammad Siraj.

According to a BCCI press release, “Team India off-spinner Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against South Africa after he tested positive for COVID-19 during the camp in Bengaluru. Sundar was on Wednesday ruled out of the ODI members’ team. Was to go to Cape Town with him and join the rest of the team before the ODI series starting January 19. The All India Senior Selection Committee has named Jayant Yadav in place of Sundar.

Jayant played the only ODI match for India in 2016 against New Zealand.

Keeping in mind the injury of Mohammad Siraj, who was injured during the second Test against South Africa, the BCCI has decided to send Navdeep Saini on the tour as his backup.

“The committee also included fast bowler Navdeep Saini in the ODI squad as a back-up for Mohammad Siraj, who is still recovering from his hamstring injury,” the BCCI said.

India ODI squad: KL Rahul (capt), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk) ), Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Famous Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini.

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