The BCCI has announced an 18-member Indian squad for the three-match IND vs SA ODI series starting from January 19. The first two games will be played in Paarl while the third in Cape Town to end the tour. The selectors have named a squad filled with young and experienced players. The various players in the Indian squad are immensely talented are waiting for their opportunity to showcase the mettle in them.
The three-match IND vs SA ODI series thus presents a very good opportunity for a few of these players to make a substantial contribution to their team and cement their spots in the process. In this article, we take a look at three young Indian players who can cement their spots in the team.
IND vs SA ODI: 3 Young Indian Players Who Can Cement A Place In The Team
Iyer made his T20I debut for India in the series against New Zealand at home. He is being seen as a potential replacement for Hardik Pandya who has not played too much cricket in recent times due to the issues with his back.
A good series with the bat and the ball for Iyer against South Africa can certainly help him cement his place in the XI. He is likely to make his ODI debut in the series. As he has shown for KKR, he can bat at the top of the order and bowl useful overs for the team. He produced the same in the series against the Kiwis. The series thus is going to be an important one for Iyer.