India have dominated South Africa thoroughly in this series and the hosts now have nothing to play for but pride.
The Proteas have been flummoxed by the Indian wrist-spinners and their lower-middle order looks extremely fragile against them. Moreover, the memories of being rolled over for just 118 inside 33 overs will still be fresh with the South Africans as they head back to Centurion. While the visitors will go into this game high on confidence, the hosts will be coming with plenty of doubts in their mind. So backing India to win this match seems to be a safer option, even if they decide to rest a couple of mainstream members.
India recorded their maiden ODI series win on the South African soil with a convincing 73-run win in the 5th ODI and will look to end the series with a 5-1 lead. Rohit Sharma scoring runs in the previous game will boost the visitors’ top order but the middle order’s inconsistency remains their major concern.
Ahead of the 6th ODI at Centurion, we take a look at the predicted XI line-ups of both the teams. Captain Virat Kohli’s team will travel to Centurion to play the final 6th ODI of the series, which is nothing more than a dead rubber now. Having already pocketed the series 4-1, the Indian team management might look to tweak their combination a bit and test their bench strength in the process.Here, we chalk out the predicted XI lineups of both India and South Africa for the 6th ODI.
India vs South Africa 6th ODI probable playing XI:
(Arranged in batting order)
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik/Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah/Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB De Villiers, David Miller, Chris Morris, A Phehlukwayo, Heinrich Klaasen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir/Tabrez Shamsi