India vs South Africa: SA to bat first in 1st ODI

WION Web Team
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Published: Feb 01, 2018, 11.04 AM(IST)

1st ODI between India vs South Africa. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

The One Day International series between India and South Africa is set to start. South Africa and India will vie for the world number one ranking again when they meet in a six-match one-day international series, starting at Kingsmead on Thursday.

South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first. A perfect decision for the Proteas, as the wicket looks fine as of now.

The brown grass on the pitch is a good news for the pacers.

India is banking on wrist spinners, and wicket might help them as it appears bit dry.

In a recent interview, Indian skipper said: "The balance of ODI side is very good."

"India is the only team in the world to be blessed with two wrist spinners. Kedar Jadhav is doing a conventional job."

He also mentioned that Spinners might give a new boost to the team with their outstanding abilities.

The past week saw India losing to the host 2-1 and barely managing to save themselves from a series whitewash. The performance, especially the batting side was not at par but keeping the bittersweet memories of the Test series aside, team India is now looking forward to salvaging the pride in a limited overs format.

Teams:

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

 

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