These 5 players will play their first ODI match in South Africa

IND vs SA ODI Series: After the end of the Test series between India and South, a series of three ODIs will be played. Which will start from January 19. India’s 18-man squad has been announced for the three-match ODI series. In which there are five players who will play their first ODI match on South African soil. The command of this series has been handed over to KL Rahul. Because the new captain of the Indian team Rohit Sharma is out due to injury.

After the removal of Virat Kohli from the ODI captain, there were reports of discord in Team India. Kohli refused to play under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and Rohit was injured and ruled out of the Test series. But now BCCI has put a complete stop to all these things and announced the ODI team, in which many young players have been given a chance. In which some players will play the first ODI match.

1. Rituraj Gaikwad

Chennai Super Kings batsman Rituraj Gaikwad (Ruturaj Gaikwad) was included in India’s 18-man squad for the three-match series. Rituraj Gaikwad performed brilliantly in the recently played Vijay Hazari Trophy.

Maharashtra captain Rituraj Gaikwad made a big record by scoring his fourth century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. Rituraj Gaikwad played five innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in which he scored 603 runs.

During this, he averaged 150 and played the longest innings of 168 runs against Chhattisgarh. With this performance, he has presented his claim in the ODI team for the South Africa series. He also made a place in the special list along with Virat Kohli with 4 centuries.