India is set for an action-packed few weeks before the T20 World Cup 2022 as they host Australia and South Africa for three T20Is each in September, while the Proteas will also play three ODIs matches in October as well.
Now as per BCCI sources, a completely different Indian team will contest South Africa in the three-ODI series which will be captained by Shikhar Dhawan. The captaincy will be handed over to Dhawan as T20 World Cup-bound players are likely to be rested, the sources said.
Moreover, VVS Laxman is likely to be with the team as a coach in absence of head coach Rahul Dravid, they added.
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The T20 World Cup 2022 will be played in Australia from October 16 to November 13 this year and the Indian squad for the tournament is expected to leave well ahead of the tournament to get acclimatized to the conditions.
The first T20I will be held in Thiruvananthapuram on September 28. The second T20I will be played on October 2, 2022, Gandhi Jayanti, to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Guwahati, followed by the last T20I at Indore on October 4.
The action will then shift to Lucknow on 6th October where the ODI series will get underway, where Shikhar Dhawan will lead the squad. Ranchi and Delhi will host the second and third ODI, respectively, on October 9 and 11.