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Suryakumar to lead T20I side, KL Rahul to captain in ODIs in South Africa

Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli requested the Indian cricket board for a break from white-ball leg of the tour

Suryakumar to lead T20I side, KL Rahul to captain in ODIs in South Africa

Suryakumar Yadav (left) and KL Rahul. PTI photos



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New Delhi, November 30

Suryakumar Yadav, who is captaining the Indian team in the ongoing five-match T20I series against Australia, will continue in the role in the shortest format during the three-match series against South Africa beginning on December 10 in Durban, while KL Rahul will be the skipper for the three-match ODI series against the Proteas.

The BCCI selection committee, which met here on Thursday, also decided to make pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah as Rohit Sharma’s deputy in the two-Test series beginning on December 26 in Centurion.

Rahul will keep wickets in the Test series. Both Rohit and Virat Kohli requested the Indian cricket board for a break from the white-ball leg of the tour.

B Sai Sudharshan and Rinku Singh have received maiden call-ups in the Indian ODI squad.

The selection committee meeting was held in the presence of head coach Rahul Dravid.

The three-match T20I series will begin on December 10, which will be followed by three ODIs starting December 17 in Johannesburg.

#Australia #Cricket #KL Rahul #Rohit Sharma #Virat Kohli


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