Rajat Patidar or Rinku Singh – India face batting conundrum ahead of second ODI against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Rajat Patidar or Rinku Singh - India face batting conundrum ahead of second ODI against South Africa | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: There is an electoral dilemma of choosing between the endless gifts. Rajat Patidar And shiny Ranko Singh for the only available batting slot while preparing for the second ODI against India South Africa.
After an eight-wicket victory in the opening game led by young pacers Arsdeep Singh and Awish Khan, Team India will aim to maintain their dominance under the leadership of KL Rahul.
with Shreyas Iyer Having been included in the Test squad, is set to earn his first ODI cap, and the battle for the batting spot between left-hander Rinko Singh and right-hander Rajat Patidar has intensified. While Ranko is emerging as a finisher at No. 6, Patidar, a specialist at No. 4, is seen as an alternative to Iyer.
Team management can choose continuity and giving. Sanju SamsonPlaying as a specialist batsman at No. 6, a fair chance before considering Rinko Singh. However, Ranko’s impressive List A record could influence the decision.
In the opening game, young left-arm opener B Sai Sudharsan made a promising debut with a blistering half-century, adding depth to India’s batting.

For South Africa, the series serves as a crucial white-ball Test in the post-Quinton de Kock era. India’s pace bowlers exposed weaknesses in South Africa’s batting line-up in the first game, and the hosts will need a better performance in the second day/night.
While the bowling department is likely to hold up after Arsdeep and Avish’s impressive displays, the addition of Akash Deep in place of Mukesh Kumar, who struggled in the first game, could be a bit of a shakeup.

In the spin department, Akshar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, who are not part of the Test squad, will be eager to contribute in the ODIs, making them unlikely to be voluntarily rested. Yuzvendra Chahal His opportunity may have to wait only in the format for which he has been selected.
The second ODI promises to be an exciting contest as India aim to secure the series with another win against South Africa.
India: KL Rahul (Captain & Wicket), Rituraj Gaikwad, B Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Verma, Rajat Patidar, Sanju Samson, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Arsdeep Singh, Avish Khan, Rinku Singh, Akash Deep, Yuzvinder Chahal, Washington Sunder.
South Africa: Aidan Markram (capt), Ottnell Baartman, Nandre Berger, Tony de Zorzi, Reza Hendricks, Henrik Klaasen, Kesho Maharaj, David Miller, Mihalali Mpongwana, Wayan Mulder, Andel Phehlukwae, Rasi van der Dusen, Tabriz Varzeen, William Shimsi, Tabriz.
Match Start: 4:30 hrs IST.

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(with inputs from PTI)

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