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India is set to play an ODI series against South Africa. The ODI series will commence after the ongoing Test series. The IND vs SA ODI series will comprise 3 matches. The 1st and 2nd ODI will take place on January 19 and 21 at Boland Park in Paarl. The final ODI is scheduled to be played at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town on January 23.

KL Rahul will lead the Indian team in the IND vs SA ODI series. On the other hand, South Africa will be led by Temba Bavuma. India has named an 18-man squad for the ODI series, which consists of both young and senior players. In this article, we talk about 3 Indian players for whom this could be the last ODI series.

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IND vs SA ODI: 3 Indian Players For Whom This Could Be The Last ODI Series

3. Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan has been picked for the IND vs SA ODI series. The left-handed batsman last played an ODI series against Sri Lanka in July last year, where he led the team. There are two reasons why this series could be the last ODI series for Dhawan. To begin with, Dhawan is currently 36 years old and many youngsters are in queue to grab his place in the ODI squad.

Secondly, Dhawan only plays as an opener. There are many emerging openers in Indian cricket like Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan among others. Moreover, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are the permanent openers for India across three formats. Hence, Shikhar Dhawan’s opening slot has a lot of competitors.

Also Read: IND vs SA ODI: India’s Predicted Playing XI For The First ODI

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