Sundar to replace Chahar in India’s ODI lineup against South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has picked Washington Sundar as Deepak Chahar’s replacement in India’s ODI team. The BCCI is presently hosting South Africa for a three-match ODI series. India is behind 0-1 in the series. Sundar has been added to the team ahead of the second ODI, which is crucial for the Men in Blue.
Deepak Chahar did not participate in the first ODI on Thursday, October 6. He is eventually rule out of the series on Saturday. Chahar complained of back pain after finishing his innings with the bat in the third T20I of the just finished series. That was the reason he was unable to play in the ODI.
Deepak Chahar will be rehabilitated at the NCA.
Chahar will now return to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, where the medical staff will monitor his health. India will play the final two one-day internationals at Ranchi and Delhi on the 9th and 11th of October, respectively. Washington Sundar, sideline by ailments, will make his comeback.
The Indian team is lead by Shikhar Dhawan, as the players from the main T20 World Cup squad have already arrived in Australia to begin training and preparations. As a result, Dhawan is chosen captain of an Indian second-string team comprised of rookie players, as well as standby players from the World Cup roster.
The Proteas set a goal of 249 runs in the game. While pursuing 250 runs, Indian hitters Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson shown remarkable purpose and brought their team within a few runs of victory.