Paarl: The Indian team reached Boland Park for the ODI series on Monday and there was a sense of newness about things as stand-in skipper KL Rahul conducted the first team meeting at the venue in the post-Virat Kohli era. Rahul and coach Rahul Dravid spoke to the players while everyone listened to them carefully. The official Twitter handle of BCCI shared a collage that had four pictures.Also Read - Jay Shah Confirms 'No Bio-Bubbles', Only COVID Test From T20I Series

In the huddle, Kohli had his arms around Shardul Thakur and Shreyas Iyer. The coach and the interim captain seemed to be discussing the plans ahead of the ODI opener on Wednesday. Also Read - BCCI Rule Puts The Likes Of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik & Hardik Pandya Doubtful For South Africa T20I Series 2022

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Rahul was not set to lead the ODI side in the first place but was elevated to the role as Rohit Sharma picked up an injury that ruled him out of the tour.

Meanwhile, in minutes from now, India’s new vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah is set to address the press. It would be interesting to see what all the reveals ahead of the crucial ODI opener at Paarl. At the presser, Bumrah could drop hints on the playing XI that would be picked. Venkatesh Iyer is in line to make his ODI debut.

India ODI Squad: KL Rahul (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini.