Updated: Oct 6, 2022, 19:27 IST

Five players who should have been picked for the ODI series against South Africa


Indian cricket is playing ODI cricket after nearly 2 months with their last series being against Zimbabwe. The 3 match ODI series against South Africa carries points for the ODI Super League, but doesn’t have much relevancy apart from that. India have named the side which has Shikhar Dhawan as the captain and the fringe players who are looking to make a place for themselves in the squad. Here we look at 5 players who should have been part of the Indian squad for the 3-match series

Prithvi Shaw –

The 22 year old hasn’t played for the national team for more than a year. He last played for India during the short tour of Sri Lanka. Despite his run scoring feats in domestic cricket, Shaw has been ignored by the selectors. The Indian selectors were slammed by the Indian cricket fans on social media. Shaw, too had put up a Instagram post which couldn’t mask his sadness of being snubbed yet again.


Mohsin Khan –

24 year old left arm seamer from UP was the pick of the TATA IPL 2022 season. Mohsin Khan was amazing with the new ball with the speed and movement he generated. Khan bowled at over 150 KPH and this could have been perfect time for him to have been included in the team. Khan hasn’t played any cricket post the IPL season and has already been touted as an Indian prospect by many.


Tilak Varma –

Mumbai Indians may have had a bad 2022 TATA IPL, but they found a sparkling talent in the form of Tilak Varma. The youngster who turns 20 in a month scored over 300 runs for Mumbai Indians this season. Tilak Varma also scored a century in the 1st game versus New Zealand A and a 50 against the same team during the List A series.


Umran Malik –

Touted as the fastest bowler in India right now, Umran Malik may be travelling to Australia as a net bowler. The youngster could have been tried and given a run during the 3 match ODI series. Malik has the pace and the ability to bowl a mean Yorker as he showed during the Irani Trophy game against Saurashtra.


Sarfaraz Khan –

Last but not the least, 24 year old batting sensation from Mumbai named Sarfaraz Naushad Khan. The right hander has been in tremendous form either side of the COVID era. He has struck centuries and averaged above 80 for Mumbai, West Zone and Rest of India during this period. He scored a century in the final of the Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and the Duleep Trophy. While many see Sarfaraz as a test player he does have the game for the ODI format with the ability to play 360 degree cricket.