India and South Africa will take on each other in a three-match ODI series after the conclusion of the ongoing third Test in Cape Town. The IND vs SA ODI series is the first for both teams in the new year with both teams playing a lot of cricket in the remainder of the year. The 1st and 2nd ODI will take place on January 19 and 21 at Boland Park in Paarl. The 3rd ODI will take place on January 23 at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
The BCCI has announced an 18-member squad for the three-match series. The side has a good mix of young and experienced players who will be looking to make full use of the opportunity. Rohit Sharma is missing from the ODI series and thus KL Rahul will be leading the team in his absence. Virat Kohli will play his first series as a player after being asked to step down as India’s white-ball skipper.
Meanwhile, in this article, we will take a look at five players who will play all three ODIs.
IND vs SA ODI: 5 Indian Players Who Will Play Every Match Of The Series
Virat Kohli in the absence of Rohit Sharma will be India’s most dependable batsman in the three-match ODI series. Relieved of captaincy, the series might bring out the best of Virat as he would look to play more freely. He also said that he is in a very good space in his game at the moment, not having to prove anything to anyone.
“I am at peace with how I am playing and what I am able to do for the team when there is a tricky scenario. I have nothing else to worry about. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone” said Kohli in his presser ahead of the Cape Town Test.