Shikhar Dhawan
Venkatesh Iyer may play in the first one-day international between South Africa and India on Wednesday.

A few surprises were included in former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar’s probable Team India XI for Wednesday’s first One-Day International against South Africa at Boland Park in Paarl.

Sanjay Manjrekar, a former Indian cricketer, named his probable starting XI, which included a few surprises. South Africa will host the opening ODI on Wednesday at Boland Park in Paarl. Manjrekar opted for a younger, inexperienced team instead of relying on seasoned veterans while discussing various approaches for the visiting team’s final XI. Manjrekar dropped Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin from his starting XI on ESPNcricinfo. As an opener, he selected the all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer, who has yet to appear in an ODI.

“My primary focus was on adding a sixth bowling alley to my set-up. As a result, Venkatesh Iyer enters the picture “Manjrekar stated.

Shikhar Dhawan, he said, “maybe rested” for this game.

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli lead the way for Manjrekar’s probable XI, with KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, and others making up the middle order. Jayant Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and Yuzvendra Chahal round out the bowling options.

KL Rahul will skipper India for the first time in white-ball cricket when Rohit Sharma is ruled out of the tour due to a hamstring injury.

After a five-year absence, former captain Virat Kohli will return to the lineup as a pure hitter. In the longest format, Kohli has decided to put up his captain’s boots after stepping down from the T20I captaincy last year and being succeeded by Rohit Sharma in the ODI leadership position.

A point to be made after losing a three-match Test series 1-2 will be the motivation for the visitors. With a victory at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, India enjoyed a promising start.

South Africa, on the other hand, bounced back in the final two Tests to deny India a first-ever Test series victory in the country.

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