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IND vs SA ODI Will KL Rahul Replace Rohit Sharma as Captain

The three-match ODI series between India and South Africa is going to start on January 19. There are 20 days left for the series to start. But till now the ODI team has not been selected. Along with the announcement of the Test team, the ODI team was to announce. But it got delay. Rohit Sharma is not fully fit. Now it remains to see whether he goes to South Africa with the team or not. It is believe that the ODI team will announce in the first week of January.

Delay in team selection is happening only because of Rohit Sharma

Actually, the delay in team selection is happening only because of Rohit Sharma. He is yet to pass the fitness test. He gave a preliminary test last week to prove himself fit. Hitman had passed in that. Now Rohit will have to pass the main fitness test to go to South Africa with Team India. If they fail to pass the fitness test, they can be ruled out of the ODI series.

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Selectors will take a final decision in the next 24 hours

The selectors will take a final call on team selection in the next 24 hours. A BCCI source told InsideSport on this issue, “Rohit is close to recovery. But we don’t want to rush his return. He is an important player. He had passed the initial fitness test at the NCA. We are still waiting for him to 100% fit. We will make a decision on the matter in the next 24 hours.”

Rahul can be the captain of the ODI team in place of Rohit

If Rohit Sharma is not fit then KL Rahul will make the caretaker captain. Virat Kohli has removed from the ODI captaincy. Rahul will be the vice-captain of the ODI team. In such a situation, in the absence of Rohit, he can take over the command of the team. BCCI wants to prepare Rahul for the captaincy.

Ashwin may return to the ODI team

The selectors wanted to select the team after the Vijay Hazare Trophy but changed their decision regarding Rohit. They wanted to give Hitman enough time to get fit. The team’s two all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel will not be available for the ODI series. He is also not part of the Test team due to injury. Ravichandran Ashwin’s return to the ODI team can happen after four years. The name of all-rounder Rishi Dhawan, who made Himachal Pradesh the champion, can be considered.

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