India will battle against South Africa in an ODI series after the conclusion of the ongoing Test series. Like the Test series, IND vs SA ODI series will also consist of three matches. The 1st and 2nd ODI will take place at Boland Park in Paarl. The venue of the final 3rd ODI is Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town.
Rohit Sharma was named as India’s new ODI skipper ahead of the series. However, with his unavailability due to fitness issues, KL Rahul will lead the team. BCCI has named an 18-man squad for the ODI series against South Africa. There are also few players in the squad who have never played any match in South Africa. In this article, we talk about 5 Indian players who can play their first ODI in South Africa during the series.
IND vs SA ODI: 5 Indian Players Who Can Play Their First ODI In The Series
5. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the first player on this list. The right-handed batsman has not played any ODI match so far. During India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2021 in July, he made his T20I debut. Now, after his successful batting show in IPL 2021 in which he won the orange cap, the 24-year-old player is given a spot in the ODI squad. He might make his ODI debut during the IND vs SA ODI series, playing his first match on South African soil.