India, South Africa leave for Jaipur ODI
India and South Africa cricket teams today left for Jaipur to play in the first of the three-ODI series scheduled to be held on February 21.cricket Updated: Feb 19, 2010 15:59 IST
India and South Africa cricket teams on Friday left for Jaipur to play in the first of the three-ODI series scheduled to be held on February 21.
Few of the players who are not part of the ODI squad including South Africa captain Graeme Smith have already left, while the one-day cricketers took a chartered flight to Jaipur at 2.40 pm, local manager Samir Dasgupta said.
"Smith along with other South African players left last night," he said.
Among others Indians, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Gautam Gambhir also left yesterday while Murali Vijay left this morning.
Having injured his right knee, pace spearhead Zaheer could not bowl on the last day of second Test yesterday and had to pull out of the one-day series. Left-handed opener Gambhir is also ruled out because of a groin injury.
Indian players celebrated their nail-biting innings and 57-run win in the second Test against South Africa at the city hotel last night.
Harbhajan Singh, who will skip the first two ODIs to attend his sister's wedding, was to leave yesterday but he changed his plans and left with the team, said Team India local manager Surajit Naskar.
VVS Laxman, who is in Kolkata with his wife and two kids, left separately in another flight in the afternoon, he added.
With a 1-1 result to the two-Test series, both teams will now play three ODIs.
The second and third one-dayers will be held in Gwalior (February 24) and Ahmedabad (February 27).