Rahul got a chance in the first match as a wicketkeeper
Akshar Patel is also not fit for the first ODI
New Delhi. Rishabh Pant has been ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh due to injury. However, the BCCI has decided not to include any other player in his place. Earlier, fast bowler Mohammed Shami was also ruled out of the series due to a hand injury. However, in place of Shami, Jammu and Kashmir fast bowler Umran Malik has got a place in the team. In the first ODI (IND vs BAN), Bangladesh captain Liton Das has decided to bowl after winning the toss. KL Rahul got a chance as a wicketkeeper in the match. Akshar Patel has also not been found fit for the first ODI.
BCCI has informed that after talking to the medical team, it has been decided to release Rishabh Pant from the ODI series. He will join the team in the Test series. The 2-match Test series between India and Bangladesh is starting from 14 December. The board said that left-arm spinner Akshar Patel is also not available for selection in the first ODI.
Earlier, Rishabh Pant’s performance in T20 and ODI series against New Zealand was nothing special and he was on the target of many people. Ishaan Kishan is the second wicketkeeper in the team. But the team management has given a chance to KL Rahul. Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen is going to make his international debut from the first match.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL did not play in the last ODI series. He is returning from Bangladesh series. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer did well against New Zealand. They would like to maintain this performance in the current series as well. However, he will now play at number-4 instead of number-3.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 04, 2022, 11:19 IST