IND vs SA 1st ODI: Either Rahul Tripathi Or Rajat Patidar Can Get Debut Cap Today
The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa will be played on Thursday at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, India will go with the less experienced B team.
Most of India’s players have left for Australia to participate in the T20 World Cup. So in this series, the youth are being given a chance. On the other hand, South Africa will play with their full-strength team.
The match will start with a delay of half an hour. BCCI told that the toss will be held at 1:30 pm. While the match will start at 2:00 pm. Two members (Deepak Chahar and Sreyas Iyer) of the ODI series are also part of the Indian Stand By squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
IND vs SA 1st ODI: Chance to either Rahul Tripathi and Rajat Patidar
Madhya Pradesh’s young batsman Rajat Patidar, who batted well in the last IPL series for Royal Challengers Bangalore, may get a chance in India’s playing-11. However, he is facing a tough challenge from Rahul Tripathi. It is believed that one of these two can play today’s match.
Both are exciting players and have enough experience playing 1st class cricket. However, Rahul Tripathi is selected first. He was named in the squad for Ireland Tour and then for the West Indies tour too. But he does not get the chance in playing XI so far.
IND vs SA 1st ODI: Challenge to beat South Africa in India after 12 years
The Indian team last won an ODI series against South Africa at home in 2010. The African team got success in the series held in India in 2015. That is, in front of Team India, there is a challenge to win an ODI series against Africa in their home after 12 years.