Cricket News: The Indian team for the three-match ODI series in South Africa has been announced. Rohit Sharma will not play in the series due to injury.
Ruturaj And Venkatesh
Cricket News: The Indian team for the three-match ODI series in South Africa has been announced. Rohit Sharma will not play in the series due to injury. So KL Rahul was appointed as the captain. The selectors selected Rahul as the captain to replace Rohit, giving the youngster a chance to play an innings similar to Rohit as the opener. In addition, another all-rounder has been selected as an alternative to Hardik Pandya. The player selected to replace Rohit is Rituraj Gaikwad. He is likely to make his ODI debut in this series. Rituraj, who rained runs in domestic cricket and the IPL, was awarded the prize. He impressed the giants with his batting.
Before selecting the team for the South Africa tour, India hosted the Vijay Hazare Trophy, an ODI tournament played at home. Right hand batsman Rituraj rained runs in this tournament. He played for Maharashtra. The player with the most runs in the tournament. He scored 603 runs in five matches at an average of 150.75. This time he scored four centuries. Rituraj scored three centuries in a row in Vijay Hazare. He scored 136 against Madhya Pradesh, 154 against Chhattisgarh and 124 against Kerala. He managed 21 runs against Uttarakhand. However, he played a stormy 168-run innings against Chandigarh. In fact Rituraj wore the Team India jersey in July. Rituraj was also part of the team that went under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan on the Sri Lanka tour but there he was only able to play T20. He scored only 35 runs in two T20I matches for India.
Like Rituraj, Venkatesh Iyer made a splash in the first IPL-2021 and later excelled in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He later earned a place in Team India in the ODI series in South Africa. Iyer plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He played 10 matches in the league. He scored 370 runs at an average of 41.11. This includes four half-centuries. He also took three wickets. That’s why the franchise kept him with him.
Although Iyer did all these runs during the opening, in Team India, he can be seen playing at No. 5, 6. Iyer appeared to be playing only in the middle order and lower order in the three-match T20 series against New Zealand. The Madhya Pradesh batsman has scored 379 runs in six matches in Vijay Hazare. This time he scored two centuries, a half-century. He struck out nine batsmen with the ball. He was selected to replace Hardik Pandya in Team India.