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IND vs SA: 3 Players Who Can Be Drafted Into The ODI Squad On The Basis Of IPL 2021 Performance. India are all set to begin the South Africa tour on Boxing Day. The first of the three-match Test series will be held from 26th December to 30th December 2021. Following the Test series, India will be playing three ODI series, scheduled to be played between 19th and 23rd January 2021.

Notably, Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the new captain in the ODI format. The upcoming ODI series against South Africa will be his first assignment as a full-time captain in one-day internationals. Though, the squad for the ODI series hasn’t been announced yet.

The selection committee is likely to pick the squad very soon. India hasn’t played ODIs for a long time and thus Chetan Sharma-led committee might also consider the performances in the IPL 2021 while picking the squad. On that note, here’s a look at three players that might be picked in the ODI squad on the basis of IPL 2021 performances.

IND vs SA: 3 Players Who Can Be Drafted Into The ODI Squad On The Basis Of IPL 2021 Performance

Ruturaj Gaikwad:

Ruturaj Gaikwad of CSK in IPL 2021. Photo- CSK Twitter
Ruturaj Gaikwad of CSK. Photo- CSK Twitter

Ruturaj Gaikwad is hailed as a rising star in the making. He has made a plethora of runs in the last 6 months in different competitions. Gaikwad had a sensational IPL 2021 campaign. He gave CSK wonderful starts in the powerplay and also made sure he convert the starts into big scores.

He was one of the most consistent batsmen in the tournament and helped the side make a remarkable comeback after finishing seventh on the table last season. Ruturaj Gaikwad finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer, with 635 runs in 16 matches at an average of 45.35.

Gaikwad played a stellar 50-ball 70 in the Eliminator to help his team reach the final. CSK went on to win the title after beating KKR in the summit clash.

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