The team India squad has been announced for the series of three ODIs between India and South Africa. In the series starting from March 12, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have returned. The 15-member Indian team was announced on Sunday.
#TeamIndia for 3-match ODI series against SA – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill. pic.twitter.com/HD53LRAhoh— BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2020
Virat Kohli will captain the home series against South Africa. Rohit Sharma could not make a comeback in Team India. During the fifth and final T20 match of the New Zealand tour (on 2 February), he suffered a hamstring injury to his left foot. Because of this, Rohit had to be out of not only the ODI series but also the Test series against New Zealand.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya managed to return to Team India. He scored two explosive centuries during the DY Patil T20 Cup, Pandya suffered a groin injury five months ago following which he underwent surgery in London.
The 34-year-old opener Shikhar Dhawan has also returned. On January 19, he was injured against Australia in the third and decisive ODI played in Bengaluru. Shikhar Dhawan’s left shoulder was injured in that match. Apart from Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar also entered the DY Patil T20 Cup.
The 15-member Team India squad is-
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill.
ODI series schedule
- First ODI: March 12- Dharamshala
- Second ODI: March 15 – Lucknow
- Third ODI: March 18 – Kolkata
All matches will be played from 1.30 pm