IND vs SA ODI: Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, young players have a chance to prove themselves. The Indian team, led by skipper Shikhar Dhawan, will be eyeing to start the three-match series with a win when they play the first ODI against South Africa on Thursday. The Indian team has not been able to win the ODI series against South Africa at home for the last 6 years. South Africa last played a five-match ODI series against India in 2015-16 and won 3-2. In 2019-20 South African team came on the India tour but due to the Corona epidemic, this tour was canceled.
The first match will be played at Atal Vihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Star players of India are not playing in this series. India’s main team will leave for Australia on Thursday for the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, young players have been included in the team for this series. These young players have a great chance to prove themselves and stake their claim for the ODI World Cup to be held in India in 2023.
Most dangerous player for team India
Shikhar Dhawan has been the most significant matchwinner for the Indian team. Shikhar Dhawan has played cricket for India in all three formats. Dhawan has scored 2315 runs in 34 Test matches, 6647 runs in 158 ODIs, and 1759 runs in 68 T20 matches for Team India.
Iyer, Samson, and Ishan would like to play big innings
All eyes will be on Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and Ishan Kishan, who are trying to make a regular place on the Indian team. If the Indian team has to win the ODI series, then these three batsmen will be responsible for playing big innings. Shreyas Iyer has been made the team’s vice-captain, so he will have a double responsibility.
Eyes on Deepak Chahar and Siraj
Bumrah has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to injury. Who will replace him is not yet disclosed. Deepak Chahar and Mohammad Siraj’s eyes will be on presenting their claim by performing well.
T20 World Cup will clash with Pakistan on 23 October
The Indian team will fly to Australia on Thursday to participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. 15 players have been selected for the World Cup but due to injury, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been out of the team. In such a situation, the team will go with only 14 players.
Team India will leave for Australia today
A new player will be announced soon: According to sources, the BCCI will announce the name of the bowler who will replace Jasprit Bumrah for the World Cup after the ODI series against South Africa.
Shami will give a fitness test: It is believed that experienced fast bowler Mohammed Shami can be included in the team in place of injured Jasprit Bumrah. But before that fitness test will have to be given. BCCI does not want any other player injured during the World Cup. Shami has recently emerged from Corona.