Highlights

  • Although Rohit cleared the preliminary test, NCA declared him unfit in the final fitness test
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer get maiden call-ups
  • Bumrah to assist KL Rahul in 3-match ODI series

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While Jasprit Bumrah has been handed the vice-captaincy duties, Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad have received their maiden call-ups. 

In the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul is set to lead Team India in South Africa in the upcoming 3 match ODI series starting January 19th, announced BCCI on Friday.

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Although Rohit Sharma who was suffering from a hamstring injury had cleared the preliminary fitness Test, he has been declared unfit in the final fitness test and hence the regular white-ball skipper has been ruled out.

BCCI also announced an 18 member squad for the ODI series. While Jasprit Bumrah has been handed the vice-captaincy duties, Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad have received their maiden call-ups.

Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also been included in the squad.

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