VVS Laxman, India's stand-in head coach for the ODI series against South Africa, said that the selectors have a difficult task ahead selecting the right team for the 2023 50-over World Cup, given that the side has a massive talent pool right now.
"Have a good bunch of cricketers, they are all looking forward to the series, the competition between them is good, so we are spoiled for choices considering the amount of talent we have. It will be difficult for the selectors to get the right team for the 2023 50-over World Cup. All the youngsters are doing well, they know that they will not get too many opportunities once the main players return, so this is a chance to perform well and keep themselves in the hunt when the strongest side is chosen," Laxman told broadcasters ahead of the match.
The first of the three-match ODI series is underway in Lucknow.
The second ODI will be played in JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on October 9, and the last of the series will be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on October 11.
Both sides had previously played a T20I series between September 28 to October 4, which India won 2-1.