Shikhar Dhawan leads Indian team in ODIs against South Africa as T20I CWC-bound players rest: sources


Batter Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa on home soil, sources from India’s Board of Control for Cricket told ANI. The captaincy will be handed over to Dhawan as T20 World Cup tied players are likely to rest, the sources added.

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The eighth edition of the ICC T20 World Cup will take place this year from October 16 to November 13 in Australia. In addition, VVS Laxman is likely to join the team as a coach in the absence of head coach Rahul Dravid, she added.

India will play three T20Is and ODIs each against South Africa from September 28. The first T20I will be held in Thiruvananthapuram on September 28. The second T20I will be played on October 2, 2022, Gandhi Jayanti, to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday in Guwahati, followed by the final T20I in Indore on October 4.

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The action then shifts to Lucknow on October 6, where the ODI series kicks off, where Shikhar Dhawan will lead the squad. Ranchi and Delhi will host the second and third ODI on October 9 and 11, respectively.