The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly named the replacements for Hardik Pandya and Deepak Hooda in the South Africa T20Is, starting September 28 in Thiruvananthapuram. According to news agency PTI, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed and batter Shreyas Iyer will join the team ahead of the series opener.
The Indian cricket board had already confirmed that Pandya will miss out on the South Africa T20Is as he’ll be reporting to the NCA for conditioning-related work. Hooda, on the other hand, picked up a back injury and was unavailable for selection for the 3rd and the final T20I ]against Australia in Hyderabad. He is likely to undergo rehabilitation in Bengaluru.
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