Dhawan's eyes re-form while India A faces South Africa A in the last two days
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: out of shape opener Shikhar Dhawan will aim to recover your mojo when you leave by India A in the last two games of the unofficial five-game ODI series against South Africa A starting on wednesday
The 33-year-old hitter, who was recruited as a replacement for the injured Vijay Shankar, is likely to participate in the XI game for Wednesday's fourth game.
Dhawan was able to handle only 65 races in five international games that included three T20 and two ODI after recovering from a hand fracture suffered during the World Cup.
With the senior Indian team taking on South Africa in the T20 internationals beginning on September 15, Dhawan will look to find form quickly in the remaining two India A games.
The fourth game in the series will see a change in the captaincy with Shreyas Iyer taking over from Panish manish .
Having secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, India A could see a few changes and more players getting opportunities.
The next two games will also see Sanju Samson replace Ishan Kishan as the goalkeeper.
The Kerala player, who is also in dispute over the role of gloves in the limited format of India along with Kishan, will try to impress on the opportunities presented to him.
It will also be an important match for Shubman Gill, who has not achieved great scores in the first two games before remaining out of the third game on Monday.
Gill will seek to make him count, as he could return to the first order in the remaining matches.
Mumbai's left-hander, Shivam Dube, has impressed in the two games he has played, showing off his great batting skills, and he would also expect to appear in the next games.
The all-terrain Tamil Nadu, Washington Sundar, is also part of the team after appearing in the T20I in the Caribbean and adding depth to the team.
For South Africa A led by the experienced Temba Bavuma, the likes of Rezza Hendricks, George Linde and pacers Anrich Nortje and Junior Dala have showed their skills.
However, the Proteas have not yet been able to find a way to win despite being competitive in several points and Captain Bavuma will expect a change of fortune in the last two games.
India A: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Prashant Chopra, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Nitish Rana, Shivam Dube, MS Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande Ishan Porel
South Africa A : Temba Bavuma (Captain), Matthew Breetzke, Kyle Verrynne, Junior Dala, Theunis de Bruyn, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Sinethemba Qeshile, Lutho Sipamla.
The game starts at 9 a.m.