Shikhar Dhawan

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  • Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Indian team in the ODI series against South Africa

  • Three ODIs will be played between India and South Africa

  • VVS Laxman will play the role of head coach of the Indian team in this series.

New Delhi: Veteran batsman Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Indian team in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. Sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have given this information to ANI. The real reason behind handing over the captaincy to Dhawan has come to the fore. The source said that the players going to the T20 World Cup will be rested during this period and Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Indian team.

Let us tell you that the ICC T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13. Before this, the Indian team has to play a series of three T20 International matches and three ODIs against South Africa from 28 September. Apart from this, it has been learned that head coach Rahul Dravid will not be with the Indian team during the ODI series. In Dravid’s absence, NCA President VVS Laxman will take over as the head coach of the Indian team.

The first T20 International match between India and South Africa will be played in Thiruvananthapuram. The second T20 International match between the two countries will be played on Gandhi Jayanti i.e. on October 2 in Guwahati. At the same time, the third and final T20 International match will be played in Indore on October 4. After this the entire action will shift to the ODI series. The first ODI between India and South Africa will be played on 6 October in Lucknow. Dhawan will captain the Indian team here. After this, the second and third ODIs will be played on 9 and 11 October in Ranchi and Delhi respectively.

India-South Africa T20 International Schedule

  • 28 September 2022 – 1st T20 – Thiruvananthapuram
  • 2 October 2022 – 2nd T20 – Guwahati
  • 4 October 2022 – 3rd T20 – Indore

Note – All T20 International matches will start at 7:30 PM IST.


India-South Africa ODI Series Schedule

  • 6 October 2022 – 1st ODI – Lucknow
  • 9 October 2022 – 2nd ODI – Ranchi
  • 11 October 2022 – 3rd ODI – Delhi

Note – All ODI matches will start at 1:30 PM IST.

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