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Two players added to the Men in Blue squad for South Africa ODIs

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Off spinner Jayant Yadav and pacer Navdeep Saini have been included to theMen in Blue squad for the forthcoming 50-over games against South Africa, the BCCI reported on Wednesday (January 12).

Yadav is a trade for Washington Sundar who, as prior revealed by Cricbuzz, tried positive for COVID-19 during a camp in Bengaluru and consequently stands administered out of the series now.

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Saini has been incorporated as a back-up for Mohammed Siraj who experienced a hamstring injury during the second Test against South Africa and was along these lines controlled out of the third game.

The 31-year-old Yadav, who has played just a single ODI for India – back in 2016 – as of late played in the second Test against New Zealand in December, sacking a four-wicket pull in the subsequent innings.

The 29-year-old Saini last played an ODI against Sri Lanka in July 2021, and has had a few significant encounter of the South African conditions as of late, having gotten 11 wickets in the five star matches against South Africa ‘A’.

The initial two ODIs will be played at Boland Park in Paarl on January 19 and 21 while the last match will happen at Newlands, Cape Town on January 23.

Men in Blue Squad

KL Rahul (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini.

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