India vs South Africa 2022
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India takes on South Africa in a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and three ODIs starting with the first T20I on September 28 in Thiruvananthapuram. The next two T20Is will be played on October 2 and October 4 in Guwahati and Indore.

The series then moves onto the three ODIs on October 6, 9 and 11 in Lucknow, Ranchi and Delhi respectively. India are currently topping the T20I rankings and placed third in the ODI rankings. 

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in the ODI series with the T20 World Cup-bound players likely to be rested for the series against South Africa. The World Cup in Australia starts on October 16 and ends on November 13.

“Yes, it is not ideal to have an ODI series before T20 World Cup. But that is how it goes sometimes. Rohit, Virat and all T20 World Cup-bound players will be rested from the ODI series. They will get a short break before departing for Australia. Shikhar will lead the side,” a senior BCCI official told ANI. 

The ODI series might be the last for a few of the veteran players if they are not selected or do not have a good series. In this article, we take a look at three players who can retire from ODI cricket after the series.

IND vs SA: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From ODIs After The South Africa Series

1) Umesh Yadav 

Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav
Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav. (Photo: Twitter)

Umesh made a good comeback in the IPL for KKR in IPL 2022. He ended the season with 16 wickets and was the highest wicket-taker for the side. If not in T20I cricket, there is certainly room for his return in ODI and Test cricket. He has played 75 ODIs for India, the last of which was back in 2018.

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Umesh has not played for the Men in Blue for over three years now and a comeback for him into the side seems unlikely. If not selected in the ODI squad against South Africa, he might consider retiring from the format. 

Also Read: IND vs SA: 3 Indian Players Who Might Be Dropped From India Squad For South Africa ODIs

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.