IND VS SA: The All-India Senior Selection Committee has announced an 18-member squad ahead of the five matches T20I series. Team India will be taking over South Africa for the T20I series in June month after the conclusion of IPL 2022. National selectors have retained most of the players from the previous home series against Sri Lanka.

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But considering some players’ performances in the ongoing IPL 2022, selectors have put some new members in the squad. The addition of Dinesh Karthik to the squad has become the center of attraction.

Two new pacers have their maiden call-up in the national squad and they are Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh. Both the pacers have done a great job with their accurate bowling in the IPL 2022. But as we know there will be T20 World Cup at the end of the year in Australian venues.

So there is the possibility that some players may not get a chance in this series. The main focus of the team management would be to give a heavy number of games for that player whom they are targeting to pick for the world cup squad. So here are three names who may not get a chance ahead of the series.

IND VS SA: 3 Player Who May Not Get an Opportunity to be in The Playing XI

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad

IND VS SA: 3 Players Who Might Not Play Ahead of The Series
IND VS SA: 3 Players Who Might Not Play Ahead of The Series

The mindset behind this squad selection is quite clear to the public. First as per speculations management has given rest to their senior players like Virat, Rohit, and Bumrah. Secondly, they don’t want to break the continuity of the players on the international stage. Keeping this in mind the first player that comes to mind is Ruturaj Gaikwad who might not get a chance to play. Ruturaj is an opening player candidate in this squad. So if the management put him in the playing XI then they to drop the current opener.

Kl Rahul is the captain of the team so it is quite certain that he will be playing all the matches. For the other opening position, Ishan Kishan should get a preference. The reason for his preference is his previous performances in the international games. Bet using our best real money betting apps in India that can be downloaded here or in Apple store and Playstore, enjoy betting just at home!

His IPL 2022 season may go bad but management does not mix the IPL performance and international performances. The recent tendency of team management was to add Ishan Kishan somehow in the top order. But there are already some tremendous performers like Rohit, Virat, and Suryakumar. For that in the absence of these players, Ishan Kishan may get the preference over Ruturaj Gaikwad.

2. Deepak Hooda

IND VS SA: 3 Players Who Might Not Play Ahead of The Series
IND VS SA: 3 Players Who Might Not Play Ahead of The Series

The arrival of Deepak Hooda has happened because of the absence of Hardik Pandya from the national team. Deepak Hooda brings the same skillset as Hardik Panda as he also bats in the down order and is a handy bowler. But as discussed earlier the focus of the team must for the preparation for T20 World Cup. Team India will be getting only two T20I series for preparation for T20 World Cup including the upcoming series against South Africa.

Having such small matches in hand management must give priority to their first-choice player for a specific position in the team. So if things go like that Hardik Pandya may get the priority as he is a first-choice player in the squad. He is returning to international cricket after a long gap. So the management should give him enough matches so that he can again regain the essence of performing in international games.

3. Umran Malik

IND VS SA: 3 Players Who Might Not Play Ahead of The Series
IND VS SA: 3 Players Who Might Not Play Ahead of The Series

The young pacer got some raw pace in his bowling. But he did not play any such number of games in the domestic circuit. For that, there is the possibility that Umran Malik may not get his debut cap ahead of the series. There are Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan who have debuted recently and played a few matches only till now. Here you will find more live Cricket Predictions and analysis on the upcoming cricket matches that are being played around the globe.

So in the presence of these two, there are hard chances for Umran Malik to get on the team. Management will not break the continuity of these two as they are the very recent addition to the team. There are chances that selectors have picked Umran Malik to just give him a hint of the international circuit. And they want to groom the young pacer in a different situation from IPL.

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