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| On Jan 19, 2022 1:38 PM IST

SA vs IND Live: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today?

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SA vs IND Live: In a big breaking news, India middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav is not playing in the first ODI match against South Africa at the Boland Park in Paarl. After suffering a disappointing loss in the recently concluded Test series, Team India will be hoping to make a strong fightback in this three-match ODI series against the Proteas. South Africa captain Temba Bavuma has won the toss and opted to bat first in the opening ODI.

SA vs IND Live: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today?

India’s stand-in captain KL Rahul has stated that they have went in with Shreyas Iyer as the No.4 batsman in the playing 11 for this first ODI while all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer will be making his ODI debut. It is very much unfortunate that Suryakumar Yadav will have to miss out. The visitors are also playing two specialist spinners namely Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal in the side while the trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur are the three fast bowlers.

IND Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Shikhar Dhawan
KL Rahul
Virat Kohli
Shreyas Iyer
Rishabh Pant
Venkatesh Iyer
Shardul Thakur
Ravichandran Ashwin
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Jasprit Bumrah
Yuzvendra Chahal

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India vs South Africa 1st ODI Live

On the other hand, after a remarkable performance in the Test series, Marco Jansen will be making his ODI debut for South Africa in this 1st ODI against India. The hosts have left out both Dwaine Pretorius and Wayne Parnell from the playing XI as Andile Phehlukwayo is their all-rounder.

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SA Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Quinton de Kock
Janneman Malan
Aiden Markram
Temba Bavuma
Rassie van der Dussen
David Miller
Andile Phehlukwayo
Marco Jansen
Keshav Maharaj
Tabraiz Shamsi
Lungi Ngidi

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