South Africa Tour: Gaikwad, Venkatesh Set to be Selected in Indian ODI Team

South Africa Tour

South Africa Tour: Team India’s Test squad against South Africa has been announced. ODI team selection is pending. It is believed that the ODI team will be announced after the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Before this, problems seem to be increasing for Shikhar Dhawan in the opening slot. Dhawan has scored 18, 14, 12 and 0 in his last four innings. On the other hand, young batsmen are making quick and big scores.

Rituraj Gaikwad has so far scored three consecutive centuries in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Apart from Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer is also in amazing form. He has scored 2 centuries in the last three matches. After these two, KS Bharat also scored 161 runs in 109 balls while playing for Andhra Pradesh against Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.

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In the Test series against New Zealand, Bharat also caught everyone’s attention with his excellent wicketkeeping. In such a situation, these three players have strengthened their claim for the tour of South Africa.

Gaikwad Blast Continues

Rituraj Gaikwad, who has been a brilliant batsman in the IPL for Chennai, is scoring runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Gaikwad scored 124 runs in 129 balls against Kerala. He scored 136 off 112 balls against Madhya Pradesh and 154 not out against Chhattisgarh. Three consecutive centuries in three matches, in such a situation, it is believed that Gaikwad will definitely be a part of Team India in the South Africa series.

Iyer Also in Race

Venkatesh Iyer played a stellar innings against Chandigarh on Sunday. He faced 113 balls. Scored 151 runs with the help of 10 sixes and 8 fours. So far, Iyer has played four matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in which his bat has scored 348 runs. During this, he scored two centuries and one half-century. The straight rate was 138.

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Gaikwad Hits ‘Hat-trick Century’

Rituraj Gaikwad has scored 136 against Madhya Pradesh, 154 not out against Chhattisgarh and 124 against Kerala in consecutive matches, which will be difficult for the selectors to ignore. South Africa Tour.

Will Dhawan Get Another Chance?

On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan has played innings of zero, 12, 14, 18 runs during this period. The way coach Rahul Dravid has given opportunities to senior players like Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma for Test matches, it seems that Shikhar Dhawan will also get another chance.

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