India trip of South Africa: Ruturaj Gaikwad giving tight competition to Shikhar Dhawan for South Africa ODIs

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India excursion of South Africa: Ruturaj Gaikwad giving tight competition to Shikhar Dhawan for South Africa ODIs

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Ruturaj Gaikwad giving stiff competition to Shikhar Dhawan for South Africa ODIs: Youthful opening up batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, owing to his superb type in the recurring Vijay Hazare Trophy, is offering a rigid competition to veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan for team India’s backup opener in the ODI series against South Africa.

The Indian team is set up to fly to South Africa on December 16th for the three matches Test and also ODI collection apiece. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has actually introduced the new leader of India’s white-ball team, the board is yet to introduce the ODI team for the trip.

It has been found out that Ruturaj Gaikwad has actually virtually confirmed his ticket for the South Africa ODIs. He is proceeding his stellar type in the recurring Vijay Hazare Prize with three back to back heaps.

Gaikwad also won the Orange Cap in the lately held IPL 2021 and also now has smacked 3 successive centuries for Maharashtra. He racked up 136 runs against Madhya Pradesh, an unbeaten 154 versus Chattisgarh and 124 runs versus Kerala.

On the other side, experienced campaigner Shikhar Dhawan has actually stopped working to encourage the selectors. His ratings in the recurring VHT remained 0, 12, 14 as well as 18.

Dhawan is no much longer a component of India’s T20I team. Several young players such as Ishan Kishan, Prithvi Shaw and Ruturaj Gaikwad have actually currently replaced him in the quickest format team. He was also axed from India’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad as a result of his poor kind.

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If we go by the fad with head coach Rahul Dravid, he suches as to offer knowledgeable players one final chance. He has backed the sort of Ajinkya Rahane as well as Ishant Sharma, who are sustaining a light kind, in the examination. Dhawan is most likely to get a nod for the South Africa excursion.

Venkatesh Iyer validated to travel to South Africa:

One more young gamer that has actually excited the selectors is all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer. It looks like the southpaw has actually additionally verified his berth for the South Africa ODIs.

Iyer has actually mustered 2 centuries in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Prize suits. On his part, he has additionally headed a couple of arches to reveal his all-rounder abilities. Though, as of now, he does not seem to be a perfect substitute for Hardik Pandya, nonetheless, Iyer is encouraged to use up the finisher’s function for India.

“Venkatesh is surely going to South Africa. He is bowling 9 or 10 overs in every video game and also with Hardik still recuperating, it is the ideal time to offer him possibility and also get him battle-ready for the bigger occasions in advance,” a BCCI resource privy to option board discussion told PTI on Sunday.

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Released at Sun, 12 Dec 2021 07:09:03 -0600

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