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Jayant Yadav replaces COVID positive Washington Sundar in India ODI squad vs South Africa

Off-spinner Jayant Yadav has been added to the Indian squad after latter Washington Sundar tested positive for COVID-19, announced the BCCI on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old spin all-rounder was supposed to travel to Cape Town with the ODI team members on Wednesday and join the rest of the squad ahead of the three-match series in South Africa but he was tested COVID positive in Bengaluru.

The Chetan Sharma led All-India Senior Selection Committee also added fast bowler Navdeep Saini to the ODI squad as a back-up for Mohammed Siraj, who is still recovering from his hamstring injury that he sustained in the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg and was subsequently ruled out of the third game.

India ODI 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.

The first two ODIs will be played at the Boland Park in Paarl on January 19 and 21 while the last match of the series will be played at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

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