India vs South Africa ODI 2022: India have decided to rest their top players ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, which means that a new-look Indian team, a promising young pack and some established faces led by Shikhar Dhawan, will struggle to stamp his authority during the India vs South Africa ODI series starting on Thursday in Lucknow.
Among the big guns who will be missing from the action will be names like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin, who will leave for Australia for the T20 World Cup.
In his absence, the Indian selectors have opted to field a few reserve players from the T20 World Cup and a largely new squad that includes Mukesh Kumar and Rajat Patidar, who earned their first call-ups.
In the role of Dhawan’s deputy will be middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, who is part of the reserves named for the T20 World Cup.
Other stand-by players, right-armer Deepak Chahar and leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi have also been included in India’s ODI squad against South Africa.
Shubman Gill is likely to open the batting along with skipper Dhawan while other top order batsmen Rahul Tripathi and Rajat Patidar will also be keen to make their ODI debut in the IND vs SA ODI series.
India’s middle order will feature the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan.
Left-arm spinners Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav will form India’s spin attack.
The pace department will be spearheaded by Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj and newcomer Mukesh Kumar, who recently performed well against the New Zealand ‘A’ team.
South Africa will count on experienced Quinton de Kock, skipper Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks and Janneman Malan to do the job in the batting department.
The proteas have a powerful bowling attack that includes players like Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorious, spinner Tabraiz Shamsi among others.
India vs South Africa 1st ODI: Lucknow Weather
Lucknow had been experiencing steady rains and the predictions of heavy showers during the day have unfortunately turned out to be correct. Rain has delayed the draw and it looks like it will be a rain game.
The rain has gotten heavier here in Lucknow and the launch has been delayed.
We will be back with more updates shortly.#TeamIndia #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/Ypjm2MnBME
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 6, 2022
India vs South Africa ODI Series: 2nd ODI and 3rd ODI Venues
India will play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) against South Africa, starting with the first ODI in Lucknow on October 6. The second and third ODIs will be played in Ranchi on October 9 and the 3rd ODI will be played Idnia vs South Africa. in Delhi on 11 October.
India vs South Africa ODI Squad:
India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan , Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, A ndile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi .
India vs South Africa ODI: How, when and where to watch IND vs SA first ODI match
Ahead of the first match of the IND vs SA ODI series, here are the details of when and how you can watch the 1st ODI between India and South Africa.
India vs South Africa ODI match will be played on 6th October 2022 at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Run has delayed the toss and start of the 1st ODI match India vs South Africa which was scheduled to start at 13:30 IST.
India vs South Africa 1st ODI will be telecast on Star Sports Network in India. Live streaming of India vs South Africa 1st ODI will be available on Disney+ Hotstar website and app.