IND vs BAN: This Star All-Rounder Will Replace Ravindra Jadeja In India's ODI Squad
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and young pacer Yash Dayal have been ruled out of the 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Jadeja, who was expected to return to the Indian side for the series against Bangladesh, has failed to recover from his injury which he suffered earlier this year and will continue to be under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team. On the other hand, Yash Dayal was suffering from a lower back issue and was hence ruled out of the series.
Ravindra Jadeja had to undergo knee surgery and was ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022. Ever since his surgery, Jadeja has been in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as part of his rehabilitation. Left-arm spin all-rounder, Shahbaz Ahmed has replaced unfit Ravindra Jadeja for the upcoming series.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named fast bowler Kuldeep Sen as the replacement for Dayal. The BCCI said in a statement: “Kuldeep and Shahbaz were initially named in the squad for the 3-match ODI series in New Zealand starting 25th November in Auckland. However, they will now be a part of the squad travelling to Bangladesh. No replacements have been named for the ODI squad currently in New Zealand,”
Shahbaz Ahmed made his international debut during the home ODIs against South Africa in September. He is currently a part of India's ODI squad for the 3-match series in New Zealand. He has been in brilliant form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, picking up 11 wickets in six matches at an economy of 4.87 across 51.2 overs. With the bat, he has also scored 2 half-centuries lower down with the bat.
India's squad for New Zealand ODIs:
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik
India's squad for Bangladesh ODIs:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen
The selectors have also announced India A squad for two four-day matches against Bangladesh A.
India A squad for 1st four-day game:
Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Rohan Kunnummal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Tilak Varma, Upendra Yadav (wk), Saurabh Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Atit Sheth
India A squad for 2nd four-day game:
Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Rohan Kunnummal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Tilak Varma, Upendra Yadav (wk), Saurabh Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Atit Sheth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, KS Bharat (wk)