India vs South Africa: The Indian cricket team has experienced two major setbacks during their tour to South Africa. Deepak Chahar, who was on the ODI team, has withdrew his name.

Mohammed Shami, who was part of the Test squad, is out due to injury. Deepak has withdrew from the ODI series owing to a family medical issue.

The selecting committee has picked Akash Deep as his replacement. Shami’s participation in the test series was always dependent on his fitness due to the injury he suffered during the 2023 ODI World Cup.

The information regarding both bowlers was provided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Deepak Chahar was a part of the Indian team in the T20 series against Africa, but he did not play any matches and did not travel to Africa with Team India.

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He has withdrawn from the three-match One-Day International series, which begins on December 17. The BCCI stated that the medical panel has not provided clearance regarding seasoned bowler Mohammed Shami’s fitness, hence he has been ruled out of the two-match Test series beginning from December 26.

India vs South Africa: India’s Updated ODI Squad for the 3 match series vs South Africa:

Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Verma, Sai Sudharsan, Rinku Singh, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C & WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Akash Deep.

Aside from that, the BCCI said that after the first ODI on December 17 in Johannesburg, batsman Shreyas Iyer will join the Test team to prepare for the Test series. Iyer will play in the inter-squad practice match rather than the second and third ODIs for the Men in Blue.

The report also stated that Indian team head coach Rahul Dravid, along with batting coach Vikram Rathour, Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, and fielding coach T Dilip, will join the Test squad and oversee intra-squad and Test series preparations and will not be with the Indian team during the 3-match ODI series vs South Africa.

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Head Coach Rahul Dravid | Image Credit: ICC

The ODI team of the Men in Blue would be assisted by the India A coaching staff which includes batting coach Sitanshu Kotak, bowling coach Rajiv Dutta and fielding coach Ajay Ratra.

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