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Venkatesh Iyer has been called up to the Indian ODI squad for the series against South Africa that will be beginning from January 19. Iyer had a sensational Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign where he scored 379 runs in six games at an average of 63.17 and also was the fifth-highest wicket-taker.

Venkatesh Iyer is extremely excited to be a part of the Indian Team in South Africa and wants to talk about the conditions there with greats like Virat Kohli.

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“We have players in our team who have played a lot of cricket in South Africa, be it Tests or limited overs. I want to discuss the conditions and experience (of playing in SA) with Virat bhai.

“What the conditions are like, how the pitches behave, and of course his personal experience. It will help me acclimatize to the conditions quickly. I am looking forward to learning from all the players in the team,” an excited Iyer said,” Iyer spoke to TOI in an exclusive interview:

I am sure KL Rahul will take us to a series win: Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer had played his debut T20I series under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma against New Zealand. However with Rohit out injured this time, Rahul will be captaining the Indian ODI side.

Here is what Venkatesh Iyer had to say on playing under the captaincy of KL Rahul: “KL (Rahul) is a good leader. I won my debut series (vs New Zealand) under Rohit bhai. I am really excited to play under KL. He is a different kind of captain and I look forward to learning a lot on this tour. I am sure KL will take us to a series win.”

The first ODI between the two nations will be played at the Boland Park in Paarl on January 19.

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