India and South Africa will battle it out in a three-match ODI series after the test series gets over and a lot of new entries into the team could be expected. India last played an ODI series in South Africa in 2018 which was a six-match series and India won it comfortably 4-1.
South Africa has been grooming a good squad for the next World cup in 2023 and they had an excellent T20 World cup 2021 despite their exit in the T20 World cup 2021. India cannot afford to take the Proteas likely in their own backyard and the series starts from 11 January. Here are 5 Indian players who can make their ODI debut in the series against South Africa.
IND vs SA: 5 Indian Players Who Can Make Their ODI Debut In The Series:
Ruturaj Gaikwad finished as the highest run-scorer in the IPL 2021 and he has rewarded a place in the Indian T20I squad in the home series against New Zealand. However, with the established openers of Rohit and Rahul, he might have to wait for his opportunity in the Indian colours.
There hasn’t been any doubt about the potential of Gaikwad who has relished batting at the top of the order and he can provide a backup option for the number four slot as well. His timing is impeccable and he is expected to make the cut into the playing XI in South Africa.