Chetan Sharma, the chairman of selectors, listed three uncapped Indians in contention for the ODI series against South Africa on Friday, while accepting that their chances would come in the future. While announcing the 18-member team for the three-match ODI series, Sharma said that the selection committee took into account players’ performances in domestic cricket, as a result of which young prospects like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer were picked for the series.

“Domestic cricket is something that all five of us believe in. Many young players, like Ruturaj and Venkatesh Iyer, have already made an impact in domestic cricket. Washington Sundar fared well after his injury, returning to domestic cricket and earning a spot in the Indian ODI squad “Sharma stated his opinion. The former Indian cricketer then disclosed the names of the four uncapped players who were included in the conversation due to their outstanding performances in the Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali tournaments.

“We also spoke about Ravi Bishnoi, Rishi Dhawan, Mushtaq Ali, and Vijay Hazare, all of whom have done well in domestic cricket. They will undoubtedly be given opportunities in the future (because of load management). Shahrukh Khan, Harshal Patel, and Avesh Khan were also mentioned as dashing batsmen “he said

Rishi finished second behind Gaikwad in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021/22, scoring 458 runs for Himachal Pradesh at 76.33 with five half-centuries in eight innings. He also finished the competition as the third-highest wicket-taker with 16 wickets. Shahrukh, who represents Tamil Nadu in the home circuit, finished second for the second straight Syed Mushtaq Ali season. In the 2020/21 season, he scored 88 runs with a strike rate of 220, and this season, he scored 101 runs at a strike rate of 157.81.

In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Avesh Khan, who was the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL 2021, concluded with nine wickets at only 12 in five innings, while Bishnoi took eight wickets at 19.50 in six matches. Harshal, who won the Purple Cap in the IPL 2021, was also in contention for the ODI series. Harshal made his India debut in the home T20I series against New Zealand, picking up four wickets in two games at a strike rate of only 12.75.