IND VS WI: Shahrukh Khan Added to India ODI Squad For Series Opener
IND vs WI: Tamil Nadu’s all-rounder Shahrukh Khan is added to the Indian squad ahead of the series opener in Ahmedabad tomorrow. BCCI confirmed that the All India Senior Selection Committee has added Ishan Kishan and Shahrukh Khan to the squad for the first ODI on the 6th of February.
Earlier, India’s team suffered Covid-19 attack when its eight players, including Shikhar Dhawan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer and Navdeep Saini, tested positive on arrival. They were soon sent into isolation and BCCI confirmed to roll-out their replacements soon.
Earlier today, Captain Rohit Sharma confirmed that Ishan Kishan will be his opening partner for the first ODI. Ishan Kishan was part of the T20 squad, and has played two ODIs for India. He played in the series against Srilanka last year under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan. Ishan had scored a match-winning half Century on his debut. Check our free cricket betting tips and guide here in our site.
IND VS WI: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul not available
Mayank Agarwal, who was earlier added to the squad, is still in isolation and will join late. KL Rahul will not be the part of the first ODI due to personal reasons.
However, Shahrukh is the new entrant. Shahrukh Khan has been the most consistent performer for Tamil Nadu is last two years. He was pivotal in Tamil Nadu’s successive title wins in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. He came into the limelight after hitting a match-winning last-ball six in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
All three ODIs of the series will be played in Ahmedabad at Narendra Modi Stadium. Action will then shift to Kolkata for the 3-match T20I series. Keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation, all matches will be played behind doors, without spectators.
Squad for the 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Shahrukh Khan.
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