India and South Africa will battle against each other in an ODI series. The IND vs SA ODI series comprises three games. The IND vs SA 1st ODI is scheduled to take place on January 19 at Boland Park in Paarl. The Indian team will be led by KL Rahul while Temba Bavuma is the skipper for South Africa.
India has named a 19-member squad for the IND vs SA ODI series. The squad includes a combination of young and experienced players. While few key players will be part of every game, there are few who might not get an opportunity to take the field. Here we talk about 5 Indian players who might warm the bench during the IND vs SA ODI series.
IND vs SA ODI: 5 Indian Players Who Might Warm The Bench Throughout The Series
5. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the first player on this list. Although Ruturaj Gaikwad was impressed with his spectacular batting show in IPL 2021, he is still quite inexperienced for the national team. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are the two possible openers for India in the ODI series
Even if one of them faces an issue, Ishan Kishan is another player who might be roped in as an opener. Hence, Ruturaj Gaikwad might not get a chance to be part of the playing XI in the IND vs SA ODI series.