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| On Jun 8, 2022 7:05 PM IST

IND vs SA: KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav Out of India Playing 11 for the T20I Series. Who is India Captain?

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KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav out of IND vs SA: In a massive breaking news development, India captain KL Rahul has been ruled out for the upcoming five-match home T20I series against South Africa. The first T20I encounter between hosts India and South Africa is scheduled to be held on 9 June, 2022 (Thursday) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Hosts India are already missing some of their key players in this T20I series like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah.

IND vs SA: KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav Out of India Playing 11 for the T20I Series. Who is India Captain?

In a massive blow for the home team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that skipper KL Rahul will not be available for the entire five-match T20I series against South Africa due to a right groin injury. Also, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has been ruled out for the limited-overs series against South Africa after getting hit on his right hand while batting in the net session. In the absence of Rahul, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will captain the Indian team for the first time in his international career.

“Team India Captain KL Rahul has been ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa owing to a right groin injury while Kuldeep Yadav will miss out in the T20I series after getting hit on his right hand while batting in the nets last evening,” said the BCCI in its official press release.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant as Captain and Hardik Pandya as vice-captain for the home series against South Africa,” the statement added.

India Playing 11
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Ishan Kishan
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Rishabh Pant (C & wk)
5. Hardik Pandya 
6. Dinesh Karthik
7. Axar Patel/Deepak Hooda
8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
9. Harshal Patel
10. Umran Malik/Arshdeep Singh
11. Yuzvendra Chahal 

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IND vs SA 2022 Schedule

Date Format Fixture Time Venue
9 June, 2022 (Thursday) 1st T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
12 June, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
14 June, 2022 (Tuesday) 3rd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
17 June, 2022 (Friday) 4th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
19 June, 2022 (Sunday) 5th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

 

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