Rajat Patidar To Receive Maiden India Call-up For South Africa ODIs?
By CricShots - Sep 27, 2022 4:10 pm
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RCB’s star batter Rajat Patidar is expected to receive his maiden India team call-up for the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa. Rajat was pretty consistent in the recently concluded India A vs New Zealand A series, and will now be expected to get rewarded for his consistence performance in the domestic circuit as well as the IPL.

Rajat Patidar
Rajat Patidar

The Indian Team will be hosting South Africa for three T20Is and as many ODIs scheduled to be commencing on September 28. Considering the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, Team India will field their full-strength side against the Proteas apart from Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar both of whom will rehabilitate in NCA, Bangalore.

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India’s T20I squad will leave for Australia on October 4th after the T20I series and hence selectors will be eyeing to give chance to some of the young players for the ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan will be captaining the squad which will most probably look like the squad which played against Zimbabwe this year with just a couple of changes here and there.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson

According to the latest reports of PTI, selectors will try a few new faces in the ODI series against South Africa and Rajat Patidar is the front runner for a spot in the middle order. The Madhya Pradesh batter is in a purple patch of his career as he’s cashing on to almost every opportunity he’s getting.

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Rajat Patidar smashed a breathtaking century against Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator and became the first uncapped player to do so in the IPL playoffs. Patidar was the second-highest run-getter in the Ranji Trophy 2022 as well and guided his team Madhya Pradesh to the Ranji Trophy triumph.

Patidar He also scored a couple of centuries in Tests against New Zealand A. Players like Shubman Gill and Sanju Samson, who missed out on the T20 World Cup squad, will feature in the ODI squad. Team India will play the three ODI games from October 6 to October 11.