India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Playing XI tip-off: Washington Sundar likely to come in for Bishnoi, Phehlukwayo and Nortje may replace Shamsi and Rabada.
Never before a bilateral ODI series has looked so out of context. With the T20 World Cup in Australia beginning later this month, the inconsequential three-match ODI series in India offers little incentive to the fringe players who have missed the flight to Australia.
Washington Sundar, who replaced injured Deepak Chahar in India’s squad for the remaining two ODIs against South Africa. On the other hand for South Africa, a lot of attention will be on pacer Anrich Nortje, who might come in for Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo, who is likely to replace Tabraiz Shamsi.
Sundar for Bishnoi
Washington Sundar has come into India’s squad as a replacement for Deepak Chahar. It is highly unlikely India will make changes to their pace attack from the first ODI. But they could look at a swap in the spin department, with the Sundar potentially coming in for Ravi Bishnoi. The 23-year-old Sundar, who has also had injures issues in his young career, last played an ODI in February earlier this year. Sundar has played four Tests, four ODIs and 31 T20s for India.