KL Rahul starts as captain of India’s South African ODI mission from today, all eyes on Kohli

Amid widespread discussions over who will replace Virat Kohli as the Test captain, KL Rahul will look to make a mark as a captain as he plays India’s One Day International (ODI) against South Africa will lead the adventure.

The three-match ODI series has gained traction, as Kohli, who was controversially dropped from the ODI captaincy late last year, will play under someone else, this time under injured regular limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma. In absentia, after years.

Although Sharma led India against New Zealand at home, Kohli was rested for the series.

For Rahul, who is being groomed by the Indian cricket board as the future leader, making a turnaround in the series will be a challenge as India were overwhelmed by South Africa in the Test series, which the hosts won 2-1.

The first ODI will start at 2 pm Indian time.