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IND vs SA: Skipper KL Rahul to open for India in ODI sequence; Venkatesh Iyer prone to debut | Cricket Information

Workforce India stand-in ODI skipper KL Rahul on Tuesday (January 18) confirmed that he would bat on the top-of-the-order within the upcoming three-match ODI sequence towards South Africa. India and South Africa will lock horns in a three-match ODI sequence, with the primary match set to be performed on Wednesday in Paarl. Earlier, the Proteas had defeated India 2-1 within the Check sequence.
Rahul had changed Rohit Sharma as skipper for the upcoming ODI sequence after the Hitman was dominated out as a consequence of a hamstring damage. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah will function Rahul’s deputy within the sequence.
“Sure, within the final 14-15 months, I’ve batted at quantity four-five, at completely different positions and you realize that’s what the group wanted from me. Now, with Rohit not being right here, I might bat on the prime of the order,” stated Rahul throughout a digital press convention.
A snippet from #TeamIndia’s headshots shoot forward of the ODI sequence towards South Africa. #SAvIND
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2022
Additionally, when requested concerning the significance of all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer, who’s but to make his ODI debut, Rahul stated: “Sure, Venkatesh Iyer has been very thrilling since he has performed for KKR and finished rather well there and he joined us for the T20I sequence towards New Zealand. He did rather well there, fast-bowling all-rounders are all the time an asset. We’re all the time on the lookout for fast-bowling all-rounders. They stability the group out rather well. It’s a nice alternative for him to do properly in South Africa.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2022
Talking about his captaincy, Rahul stated: “I believe I take each recreation because it comes. I’m not actually somebody who will get nervous or will get too blissful. I keep balanced with the outcomes, there have been numerous learnings from the Johannesburg Check. I’ve realized loads from each MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, I’m human, I’ll make errors alongside the way in which however I’ll be taught and get higher. That is the place my thoughts is at. The ODI sequence is a recent begin and it’s a nice alternative for me to guide the facet.”
Rahul remained tight-lipped on whether or not Workforce India may enter the primary ODI with two spinners of their enjoying XI.
“Each venue is completely different, the Paarl pitch does seem like that it may provide extra to spinners than it did within the Check sequence. Now we have high quality spinners, Ashwin has come again into the group and we all know what high quality he brings. Chahal has been doing properly, therefore they change into actually essential for us,” stated Rahul.
India squad: KL Rahul (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini.

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