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

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

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Most of the regulars who missed the Sri Lanka tour in July are back in the mix

Rohit Sharma, who has failed to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the Test series in South Africa, doesn’t figure in the squad for the three-match ODI series in South Africa either. In the absence of the regular India white-ball captain, KL Rahul will take the reins of the team.

The 18-man squad looks very different to the last Indian team to play ODI cricket, in Sri Lanka in July, when most of the regulars were in England, first for the World Test Championship final and then the series against England. Thirteen of the players who played in Sri Lanka under Shikhar Dhawan have been omitted. Back in the mix are the likes of Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and others.

India 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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