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India vs South Africa, India’s Predicted Squad for South Africa ODI Series

India vs South Africa: India’s Predicted Squad for South Africa ODI Series

India is set to tour South Africa for a multi-format series starting on December 10. The series will comprise three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests. As the men-in-blue aim for redemption, we discuss the predicted ODI squad for the upcoming India vs South Africa series.

Openers

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill

Middle-Order

  • Virat Kohli
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Suryakumar Yadav

Wicketkeepers

  • KL Rahul
  • Ishan Kishan

All-Rounders

  • Hardik Pandya (VC)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Axar Patel

Spinners

  • Kuldeep Yadav

Pacers

  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Shardul Thakur

India vs South Africa, Detailed Player Analysis

Openers

  • Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma, the skipper of India, has been in excellent form this year, slamming 1100 runs in 24 ODIs with 2 centuries and 8 fifties.
  • Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill is the leading run-getter for the team in 2023, hitting 1449 runs across 26 games.

Middle-Order

  • Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli has already shown his might with the bat, scoring 2 centuries in the ongoing World Cup.
  • Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer struggled to score runs at the start but arrived with marvellous knocks in the last few games.
  • Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar Yadav has also played crucial knocks in some games and he is developing himself in the 50-over format too.

Wicketkeepers

  • KL Rahul: KL Rahul has held an average of 64+ in ODIs across 19 games in 2023, hitting 776 runs.

  • Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan has played 15 ODIs this year and scored 456 runs with 4 half-centuries.

All-Rounders

  • Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya, the vice-captain of the team, showed brilliant performances in the ongoing World Cup before getting ruled out due to an injury.
  • Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja is a lethal spin all-rounder, having hit 300 runs and picked 29 wickets in 23 ODIs this year.
  • Axar Patel: Axar Patel is another lethal spin all-rounder, scoring 132 runs and grabbing 4 wickets in 8 games this year.

Spinners

  • Kuldeep Yadav: Kuldeep Yadav is the leading wicket-taker for the team this year, with 45 scalps in 25 ODIs.

Pacers

  • Jasprit Bumrah: Jasprit Bumrah is one of the key pacers for India currently.
  • Mohammed Shami: Mohammed Shami is another key pacer for India currently.
  • Mohammed Siraj: Mohammed Siraj is the most successful pacer in ODIs this year, having grabbed 40 wickets in 22 ODIs.
  • Shardul Thakur: Shardul Thakur has played 16 games and accounts for 21 scalps in 2023.

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