IND vs SA: 5 Indian Players Who Can Retire From ODIs After South Africa Tour

Published - 16 Nov 2023, 05:04 PM

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The South Africa tour will be the first away campaign for Team India after the ICC World Cup 2023. During the away tour, India will face South Africa in three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests. Last time, India lost all three ODI matches to South Africa during the away tour, losing the series 3-0.

This time, the men-in-blue will aim to give a tough challenge to South Africa. There are a few Indian players who are in the last stage of their ODI careers. We take a look at 5 Indian players who can retire from ODIs after the South Africa tour.

IND vs SA: 5 Indian Players Who Can Retire From ODIs After South Africa Tour

5. Ravichandran Ashwin

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Ravichandran Ashwin is the first Indian player who might retire from ODIs after the South Africa tour. Ashwin is a regular member of the Test side but in ODIs, he makes rare appearances. The 36-year-old is part of the ICC World Cup 2023. However, he played just 1 match and warmed the bench in every other game.

In the spin department, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra, Chahal, and Ravindra Jadeja are the front-runners for the team in ODIs. Hence, Ashwin is always overlooked for ODIs. Even in the ODI World Cup, he was not part of the squad but got a place as injured Axar Patel’s replacement.

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4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar is another pacer on this list. Even since India lost the semi-final to England in T20 World Cup 2022, Kumar was removed from the national side. Moreover, he also performed poorly in IPL 2023.

Selectors are not interested in playing Bhuvneshwar Kumar anymore as they want to nourish young talents. They have regularly opted for youngsters in the national team. If Kumar is not picked for the South Africa tour, he might think of retiring from ODIs.

3. Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan is another name who vanished from the national team since the start of 2023. Before 2023, the right-handed batter was a regular member of the ODI team. However, Shubman Gill replaced him as an opener and later cemented his place in all formats. Dhawan has already reached 38 years and it will be hard for him to return to ODIs. As a result, he might choose to retire from ODIs this year.

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2. Jaydev Unadkat

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Jaydev Unadkat is a big name in domestic cricket. Playing for Saurashtra, he has been a consistent performer in the domestic circuit. However, his international career is not up to the mark. He played some ODIs and Tests in recent times but could not come up with a brilliant show. After ICC World Cup 2023, Unadkat is highly likely to be neglected by selectors for future campaigns.

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1. Manish Pandey

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Manish Pandey has totally vanished from the national team but he is yet to retire from any format. Pandey last played for India in 2021, during the ODI series against Sri Lanka. However, after his poor show in the series, he was dropped from the ODI team.

The right-handed batsman has also witnessed some poor seasons in IPL. Hence, it is almost unlikely for Manish Pandey to make a comeback to the national team. Hence, he might soon announce his retirement.

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