India’s current Test vice-captain and star opener KL Rahul is having a good time in the game of cricket. In Rohit Sharma’s absence, KL Rahul was appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian Test Team. Now KL Rahul Rahul will lead India against South Africa in ODIs if Rohit Sharma doesn’t get fit early. Rohit Sharma is currently at National Cricket Academy (NCA) for his rehabilitation. He is suffering from a hamstring injury and not fully recovered from the injury.
KL Rahul to lead India against South Africa
Talking of India’s current Test deputy, he is maintaining great rhythm with the bat in the ongoing Test between India and South Africa. Rahul bagged all the attention after scoring a ton in the first Test match against South Africa.
“It is truly special, every hundred really takes something out of you and gives you joy. There are so many emotions you go through when you score a hundred. You bat for 6-7 hours, those are the kind of innings that stand out and as players, we really cherish these. This is what is expected out of me. Once I got off to a good start, I started enjoying my batting and I did not think too far ahead.”KL Rahul after scoring hundred
Incidentally, Rohit Sharma was given the ODI captaincy before the start of the South Africa tour. Virat was removed from the ODI captaincy. And after that announcement, Rohit pulled his hamstring after some days. Though, he was ruled out of the three-match Test series against South Africa. Rohit is currently gaining his fitness at NCA but his participation in the ODIs is not sure yet. It will be a great opportunity for KL Rahul to lead the Indian side if Rohit doesn’t get fit on time.
India’s squad for ODI Series
The squad for ODIs against South Africa is not announced yet but it is believed that the squad will be announced by the end of this month. Earlier, Virat Kohli rubbished rumors that he will not take part in the ODI series. He conformed that he will be available for the ODI series against South Africa. According to reports, there will be also some exciting additions to the Indian squad for ODIs. Shikhar Dhawan is expected to comeback. Meanwhile, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer and Sharukh Khan are supposed to get a call from the Indian side.
“Selectors are likely to be meeting on January 30 or 31. It is also expected that Ashwin, Dhawan, Ruturaj, and Iyer will be joining the team. No decision has been taken on Shahrukh Khan but the discussions have taken place.”Reports
India Tour of South Africa ODI schedule
1st ODI at Boland Park, Paarl – January 19
2nd ODI at Boland Park, Paarl – January 21
3rd ODI at Newlands, Cape Town – January 23