India Vs South Africa: With the ODI series between India and South Africa set to begin on January 19, KL Rahul has been appointed captain of the ODI team.
TeamIndia announced for ODI series against South Africa. On Friday, chief selector Chetan Sharma held a press conference and announced the ODI squad. While there were many shocking names in the team, it was decided not to send Rohit Sharma to South Africa. Let’s learn 5 big things about team selection.
Rohit Sharma has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury and has been ruled out of South Africa. Chetan Sharma said that Rohit should not take any risk in case of injury and therefore he should not be sent to South Africa for the ODI series.
KL Rahul has been named captain for the ODI series. In addition, Jaspreet Bumra has been appointed as the vice-captain of the ODI team. Chetan Sharma also said that he wants to see KL Rahul as the future captain.
Shikhar Dhawan has been named in the ODI squad. Shikhar Dhawan, who flop badly in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, got another chance. Dhawan scored 56 runs in 5 matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. It is very important for Dhawan to perform in this series, otherwise it will be difficult to escape from his position.
Off-spinner R Ashwin returns for ODI series Ashwin, who last played ODI in 2017, is back. This step is considered crucial in the context of the 2022 T20 World Cup and next year’s World Cup. Ashwin also returned to the T20 squad after 4 years in the T20 series against New Zealand.
The selectors have given opportunities to young players like Rituraj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer. At the same time, Mohammad Siraj was given a place in the ODI team. Fast bowler Prasidh Krishna will also travel to South Africa with the ODI team. Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sunder have also returned to the ODI squad.