New Delhi: The three-match ODI series between hosts South Africa and India will begin at 2:00 PM (Indian time) today, with vice-captain KL Rahul taking over the reins of the team in the absence of unwell Rohit Sharma. This will be the first series for Rahul as captain. Team India will enter the ODI format after a long time with its old players.
The absence of the best Indian opener batsman Rohit Sharma will undoubtedly be missed by India in this format. KL Rahul, who has secured his position at number five in the ODI format, will again have to shoulder the burden of opening the innings due to Rohit's absence. Rahul informed about this in the press conference held before this match. At the same time, Rahul also told that he wants to play Venkatesh Iyer as an all-rounder. At the same time, Rahul told that Venkatesh bowled well during the net practice and presented an expression of being a strong contender for the match.
Paarl can also prove to be very helpful for the spinner on the pitch, due to which the Indian team can take the field with two spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Ashwin. Talking about the same thing, if Indian fast bowling, then Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur will be seen carrying the load of fast bowling. In the 6-match series for the Indian team in the year 2018, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal together played an important role in the Indian team's 5-1 victory by taking a total of 33 wickets.
In the absence of Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal and Ashwin will also be expected to perform the same. Probable Playing XI: KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah