India and South Africa will soon lock horns in an ODI series. The IND vs SA ODI series will witness three matches. The ODI series will be played after the three-match T20I series, which begins on September 28. The IND vs SA 1st ODI will take place on October 6 (Thursday). The 2nd and 3rd ODI will take place on October 9 and 11.
South Africa will be led by Temba Bavuma in IND vs SA ODI series. India is yet to announce their squad for the series. When India last played an ODI series against South Africa in January this year, they lost the series 0-3 losing all the games. Now, India will aim to avenge their last series loss. Here we talk about the predicted India ODI squad for the South Africa series.
IND vs SA: India ODI Squad For The South Africa Series (Predicted)
Batsmen- Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi
Since the India squad for ICC T20I World Cup 2022 will travel to Australia ahead of the IND vs SA ODI series, they will not be available for the ODI series against South Africa. Hence, other players will get opportunities to play against South Africa.
For batsmen, the India squad might have players like Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Rahul Tripathi. Shikhar Dhawan is also expected to lead the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma. While Dhawan and Shubman Gill will be the openers for India, Ruturaj Gaikwad might be an extra opener in the squad. He can also bat in the middle order.
Rahul Tripathi might be another batsman for the team in the middle-order. He was part of the previous ODI series against Zimbabwe and might be picked in the ODI series against South Africa as well. Tripathi is yet to make his international debut.