India ODI Squad SA: Having done exceedingly well on his return to the T20I set-up, India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is set for a comeback in Indian ODI Team. The BCCI selectors will pick the Indian squad in next 24 hours and along with Ashwin, IPL and domestic stalwarts Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer are set to be named in the Indian team. Follow Insidesport.IN for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates.
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India ODI Squad SA: ODI Squad announcement by Monday, Ashwin ready for a comeback in Indian ODI Team: Follow LIVE
Ashwin last played a 50-over match for India back in June 2017. But good showing in T20 World Cup, followed by the series of New Zealand – Ashwin will be named in the ODI team according to the sources.
Among other spinners. Yuzvendra Chahal might also earn a call up after finishing as the leading wicket-taker in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Axar Patel & Ravindra Jadeja are still carrying fitness issues and are likely to miss the bus again.
Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad set to be named in team: IPL superstar Venkatesh Iyer is also likely to be named in the squad for India’s tour of South Africa. Iyer has impressed for KKR in the IPL and has starred for Madhya Pradesh with both bat and ball, including some vital knocks in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star Ruturaj Gaikwad is another name who is certain to be selected. Gaikwad finished as the leading run-getter in IPL 2021, while he followed it up with 5 centuries in ongoing Vijay Hazare tournament.
Shikhar Dhawan Doubtful? Meanwhile, the place of Shikhar Dhawan place in the side looks in danger.
The Delhi born southpaw was captain of the Indian team last time they played a ODI. He also scored well – but still is in danger of losing out to the young guns.
India ODI Squad SA – Rohit Sharma’s Fitness Test: What comes as a good news for team India, Rohit Sharma has passed his preliminary fitness test ahead of the team announcement for South Africa ODIs. The newly-appointed ODI skipper, who replaced Virat Kohli, missed the Test series due to a hamstring injury. However, he will have to appear for one more fitness test before being declared fit with the team selection expected in 48 hours.
“Rohit seems to be fit. He was recovering well and cleared the preliminary fitness test. He is still at the NCA and will undergo a final test likely tomorrow. We don’t want to rush things. We will take a call based on the test,” a source close to the development told InsideSport.
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