India is all set to take on Proteas in the One Day International series that will commence on Thursday. India began practicing at Kingsmead cricket ground in Durban on Wednsesday. Indian squad miss out ace spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja while South African team’s top batsman AB de Villeirs has been ruled out of the squad due to finger injury. The result of the series will determine the top spot for the team’s ICC rankings. India is just few points behind the first spot lead by South Africa.
After losing the 3-match Test series against South Africa by 2-1, India will look to start of the ODI series on a winning note.. The first match of this series will be played in Durban from February 1. India have a chance to reach top in the ODI team rankings, occupied No. 1 in the ICC Team Rankings in Test Cricket. In the ODI Team Rankings, where South Africa have occupied the number one position, the Indian team is at second place yet. If India wants to occupy the No. 1 spot, then it will have to beat number one South Africa in a six-match series with a big margin.
India vs South Africa is going to play one-day series. Prior to the one-day series against India, the hosts South Africa have suffered a major setback. Team star player AB de Villiers has been out of the first three ODIs due to injury. South Africa Cricket Board has not included any player in place of De Villiers, which means that South Africa will be with 14 players for the first three ODIs. De villiers have been excluded from three matches.
Quinton De Kock Out:
India got another wicket, dismissing Quinton de Kock for 39 runs. It was Chahal who got India the much needed breakthough. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the 1st ODI match at Durban. India are playing in this match with both of their spinners as well as Kedhar Jadhav acting as a part timers. For South Africa Aiden Markram comes in for AB at No. 4. Phehlukwayo and Morris are our two allrounders and Imran Tahir is back.
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