India vs South Africa: Shikhar Dhawan is likely to lead India in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa per the reports by a BCCI insider.
Dhawan has not been part of the T20 squad and is unlikely to make it to the Men’s T20 World cup squad. Shikhar has led India in the recent past in the ODI series against West Indies. His consistent performances in the IPL and in ODI’s he has been not considered for the Men’s T20 World cup.
Shikhar Dhawan is the first choice captain for the home series against South Africa Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the T20I series. Players part of the Men’s T20 World cup squad will not be part of the ODI series.
Head coach Rahul Dravid will be unavailable for the ODI series against South Africa. In Dravid’s absence VVS Laxman be the Head Coach of the team.
The eight edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup will commence from 16th October to 3rd November in Australia. India will start their T20 World cup campaign against Pakistan on October 23.
Before the mega event India will play two T20 international series against world champions Australia and South Africa.
South Africa tour of India T20 series will start from September 28 and will end on October 4th. The ODI will commence from October 6th.
India vs South Africa T20I and ODI series Schedule
September 28, 1st T20I – Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, 7.30 pm IST
October 2, 2nd T20I – Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, 7.30 pm IST
October 4, 3rd T20I – Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, 7.30 pm IST
October 6, 1st ODI – Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, 1.30 pm IST
October 9, 2nd ODI – JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, 1.30 pm IST
October 11, 3rd ODI – Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, 1.30 pm IST
India vs South Africa Squads
South Africa T20 Squad:
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo
South Africa ODI Squad
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
India T20 and ODI Squad
The squad for the South Africa tour of India series is yet to be announced.