While Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team in this one-day series, Shreyas Iyer will act as the vice-captain. In IPL 2022, Rajat Patidar, who showed his ability for RCB, got a place in the Indian team for the first time. Patidar scored 333 runs in 8 innings for RCB at an average of 55.50. Rajat, who scored a century in the Ranji Trophy final in June, played a key role in Madhya Pradesh’s victory over Mumbai. Actually Rajat was not sold in the IPL auction. But in April, RCB brought in Rajat as a replacement for Sisodia.
In the Test series against New Zealand-A last month, Rajat Patidar was the top scorer for India, scoring 319 runs with two centuries in four innings.
Mukesh from West Bengal got a place in the Indian team without playing much in List-A cricket. He became the joint-highest wicket-taker with 9 wickets in the three-Test unofficial series against New Zealand-A. Although he did not play in the IPL, the selectors selected him for the Indian team. He became Bengal’s best bowler after taking 20 wickets in the 2021-22 Ranji season.
Bengal left-arm spin all-rounder Shahbab Ahmed, who plays for RCB, has been selected for the ODI series against South Africa. Although he was selected for the tour of Zimbabwe in the month of July, he did not get a chance to play in a single match.
Dhawan, Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Avesh Khan and others who could not get a place in the T20 World Cup have been called up for the ODI series against South Africa. All of them are described as unlucky eleven.
Indian Team: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruthuraj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Iyer (Vice Captain), Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Kishan, Mukesh Kumar, Sanju Samson (Wicket Keeper), Shubman Gill, Habaj Ahmed, Rajat Patidar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar.