IND vs SA 2021-22: India’s announced 18-member squad on Saturday night for the upcoming 3-match ODI series to be played against South Africa. Rohit Sharma, who became the new captain of the Indian team in limited over cricket due to injury, will not be able to be a part of this series, due to which veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan has returned to Team India after a long time.
In Rohit’s absence, KL Rahul will take over the captaincy of the team. This will be his first series as captain. Akash Chopra, the former batsman, and commentator of Team India, who is always in the discussion due to his statements, has given a big statement regarding the return of Dhawan to the ODI team.
Indian ODI team announced against South Africa
The Indian team was announced on Saturday night for the 3-match ODI series to be played with South Africa (IND vs SA). Rohit Sharma, the new captain of Team India’s ODI team, will no longer be able to be part of the ODI series after the Test due to injury. Due to which KL Rahul has got a chance to captain Team India for the first time. Jasprit Bumrah will be present as Rahul’s deputy.
Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has returned to the Indian ODI team after almost 5 years. At the same time, veteran batsman Shikhar Dhawan has also got a place in the team after a long time. Young players like Ruturaj Gayakwad and Venkatesh Iyer, who made a splash in domestic cricket, have also been trusted. The same veteran players like Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami could not make their place in the team. Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has been very happy with the return of Shikhar Dhawan to the team.
I have been saying since when, bring Dhawan in the team: Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra has said a big thing about the inclusion of Shikhar Dhawan in the team during a conversation on his YouTube channel. He said I have been saying from the very beginning that Shikhar Dhawan must be in the team. I am very happy that he is finally back on the team. When Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Shikhar Dhawan are together in the team, then it is definitely difficult to choose any 2. But when Rohit is not there this time, and Dhawan is in the team, I think he should definitely get a chance to open.
IND vs SA-India Squad for South Africa ODI Series: Indian team selected for ODI series against South Africa
KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Pranand Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj.