Although Team India has not been selected for the South Africa tour. But if it does happen, surely the players we are talking about may have a chance. This means that Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar and Rituraj Gaikwad can cement their place in the team for the series played in this tour. Why they get this opportunity is also very clear. The explosive performance of these four in the home T20 series against Australia may be the reason for them going to South Africa.
Now before watching the performance of Rinku, Mukesh, Yashasvi and Gaikwad, we tell you when South Africa tour of India started? And, how many matches and series will India have to play in this tour? So first of all, know that India’s tour of South Africa starts on 10th December. This tour will start with the T20 series and end with the Test series. In this tour, the Indian team has to play 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Test series.
These players dominated the T20 series against Australia
We will now talk about the performance of Rinku, Mukesh, Yashasvi and Gaikwad, based on which they will get a chance to raise the flag for their name in South Africa. The first 3 matches of the ongoing 5-match T20 series against Australia were played, where Ruturaj and Yashasvi were seen establishing themselves as India’s new opening pair and Rinku Singh establishing himself as a match finisher.
Why can’t Rituraj get a chance?
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the batsman who has scored the most runs in the T20 series against Australia. He scored 181 runs with 1 century, 1 half-century and a strike rate of 181. This was just one thing in a T20 series. In this format of cricket, if you look at the strike rate of this 26-year-old batsman in his T20 career, it is also 144.47, which cannot be considered bad at all.
Yashasvi’s fame also spread!
Coming to Yashasvi Jaiswal. It will not be surprising if he also gets a chance in the T20 series that will be held in South Africa tour. Because, in the first 3 T20 matches of the series against Australia, he scored runs at a strike rate of 205.12. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s T20 career strike rate is also 170.49, which speaks to his explosive temperament and aggressive approach.
This practice of Rinku will be the strength of India!
Rinku Singh. Well, currently this name is in every tongue in India. And, the reason for this is his emergence as a match finisher. Rinku has a habit of hitting sixes and fours in the last moments of the match and with this habit, he seems to be a big force for India. Rinku Singh, who has played at number 5-6, has scored runs at a strike rate of 230.43 in the 2 innings played so far against Australia. His batting strike rate is better than all the players who played in this series, whether from India or Australia.
Suryakumar Yadav, who captained India against Australia, after seeing Rinku Singh’s finishing ability, even said that she reminded him of someone. Here Suryakumar’s intention is MS Dhoni. Not that Rinku has shown her potential in the current series. He always does this whenever he has the chance. In such a situation, the selectors may try their best to test him in South Africa before the T20 World Cup 2024.
Will Mukesh Kumar play ODIs and Tests in South Africa?
The T20 series against Australia was nothing special for fast bowler Mukesh Kumar. After playing the first 2 matches, he took only 1 wicket, that too at an economy of 9. However, more than the T20 series, he is more likely to be selected in the ODI or Test series team in South Africa tour. His debut in the higher formats of cricket was seen in the West Indies tour this year, where he left a good impression with the ball. Mukesh Kumar has taken 4 wickets in 3 ODIs played so far with an average of 17.25 and an economy of 4.60. He has taken 2 wickets in a test played so far for India.
Apart from the ability to take wickets, Mukesh Kumar’s strength is bowling fast in the death overs. And, this thing is not hidden from the voters of India too. One reason to give Mukesh Kumar a chance to tour South Africa is to give rest to the senior bowlers. When Mukesh gets such an opportunity, he definitely wants to grab it with both hands.