Senior India batter Shikhar Dhawan commented that the ODI sequel against South Africa could serve as rehearsal for India's standby players for the T20 World Cup

Dhawan-led new-look India willpower bear on South Africa in the first ODI on October 6 in Lucknow

Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, and Ravi Bishnoi are among the standby players named for the 50-over succession.

Of course, it is very important because the better matches they (standby players) are going to play, they will be in a more suitable groove and a more reasonable mindset

If the boys serve well, then obviously the confidence will help them. Who knows they might get a possibility so they can glance at this series as preparation," Dhawan said in the press conference on the eve of the first ODI.

The India team even contains new looks like Mukesh Kumar and Rajat Patidar, who achieved their maiden call-ups, alongside uncapped players like Rahul Tripathi and Shahbaz Ahmed

Dhawan, who directed India during the expeditions of Sri Lanka and the West Indies, added that the exposure will permit the youngsters to grow.

The more they play the will get more experience, and their confidence level will increase. They will learn from mistakes

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