The Indian team can be announced today for the one-day series against South Africa starting March 12. It is worth mentioning that the team will be selected by the new selection committee for this series. The Cricket Advisory Committee of BCCI has appointed Sunil Joshi as the chief selector of the Indian team, besides Harvinder Singh. Both have the responsibility of team selection. There may be a return of many players in this series against South Africa, who have been out of the team for a long time. Also, Virat Kohli can also be given rest.
Prior to his departure, MSK Prasad, as the chief selector, was monitoring the fitness of three big players of the Indian team. The DY Patil T20 tournament being played in Mumbai was attended by opener Shikhar Dhawan, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Prasad used to be there to see all these sports and fitness. He was happy to see all three games.
MSK Prasad then said that I was happy to see Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya playing in the DY Patil T20 tournament. He had said that after recovering from injury in these three players there is tremendous enthusiasm. It remains to be seen whether the new selection committee takes MSK Prasad's statement seriously or not. Will Hardik, Dhawan and Bhubaneswar return to Sunil Joshi's team.
It is known that Pandya's lower back underwent surgery and since then, he was sweating to return to the NCS. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar underwent hernia surgery in London. He was undergoing a rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy after returning home. Dhawan injured his shoulder in the last one-day series against Australia.
The thing that will be seen in the selection of this series will also be whether Virat Kohli will take command of the team in this series or whether he will be given rest. However, there is no update on Rohit Sharma's injury yet. Rohit was injured during the T20 series played against New Zealand. If Virat is rested and Rohit's return does not come due to injury command of the team will be handed to KL Rahul.