IND vs AUS ODIs: Samson Likely To Replace Shreyas Iyer: Given that Rohit Sharma will be absent from the first ODI due to personal matters, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are likely to vie for a slot in the playing XI. In his absence, the team will be led by Hardik Pandya.
Due to a back ailment, India’s ace batsman Shreyas Iyer will not play in the next ODI series against Australia. Iyer didn’t bat in the match against Australia in Ahmedabad since he had complained about the problem there. Iyer, who will captain Kolkata Knight Riders in the T20 league in 2023, is reportedly having trouble walking and may miss a few of those games.
There were rumours that Sanju Samson, a wicketkeeper-batsman, may be selected to join the ODI team in place of KKR Skipper The BCCI’s selection committee, according to a story in The Indian Express, is not expected to name Iyer’s replacement. The Men in Blue have several batsmen who can replace Iyer, and the selectors had picked a potent 18-member group last month. Samson won’t be included in the ODI team as a result.
There are those who said Jadeja and Axar will never play together for India, but that's happening now..
If Sanju replaces Iyer in the ODI playing XI, it will surely be considered as a second birth for Sanju. Let Sanju Samson do what Akshar did replacing injured Jadeja. pic.twitter.com/j8NlLYhOZT
— Jaammii.. (@Jaammiing) March 13, 2023
After the New Zealand tour, Samson was released from the ODI squad, and he hasn’t participated in a 50-over match since. He kept his spot in the T20I team, but the series was over due to a knee injury he sustained in the first T20I against Sri Lanka in January. He also failed to return for the domestic NZ series.
Given that Rohit Sharma will be absent from the first ODI due to personal matters, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are likely to vie for a slot in the playing XI. In his absence, the team will be led by Hardik Pandya.
On March 17, 19, and 22, respectively, Mumbai, Vizag, and Chennai will host the three ODIs. Despite the fact that Iyer’s absence is a significant setback for the Indian team, they have a solid lineup with plenty of hitters who can step up and cover the vacuum. Following their dismal loss in the Test series against Australia, the Men in Blue will be eager to rebound and provide a great performance in the next ODI series.
The latest India ODI squad includes: Hardik Pandya, S Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, W Sundar, Y Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, and Jaydev Unadkat.