3 Things India needs to do to thrash Proteas


IND vs SA ODIs: 3 Things India needs to do RIGHT-Team India will look for redemption when they face off South Africa in the upcoming three-match ODI series. Rohit Sharma & Co will look to forget Test failure with a number of new players joining the squad. Can he replicate India’s previous ODI success against Proteas when they toured the African nation in 2018 under Virat Kohli. Back then, India beat SA 5-1 and now they will look to repeat the same feat. Follow India vs South Africa LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

India had last played an ODI series in July (second-string side) who won 2-1 in Sri Lanka. The senior team is yet to play 50-over cricket since March 2021.

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Middle-order

The onus will be on SuryaKumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer & Rishabh Pant in the middle-order. Shreyas & Rishabh will look to replicate their recent Test success in white-ball cricket while SuryaKumar Yadav will look to return to form after an under-par performance in the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Virat Kohli’s form

Virat Kohli was the highest run-getter when India toured South Africa in 2018. He had scored 558 runs at an average of 186 which featured three centuries and a fifty. Unfortunately, he has managed just 560 runs in the last 12 matches over the last couple of years.

Year Mat Inns NO 100s 50s 0s HS Runs Avg S/R Ca St
2020 9 9 0 0 5 0 89 431 47.89 92.29 5 0
2021 3 3 0 0 2 0 66 129 43.00 86.58 3 0
Overall (14) 254 245 39 43 62 13 183 12169 59.07 93.17 132 0

 

Can Yuzvendra Chahal weave his spin magic again?

Yuzvendra Chahal will look to replicate his magic once again in South Africa. He had taken 16 wickets in 6 ODIs at an average of 16.37 with an exceptional economy rate of 5.02. R Ashwin needs to match him as Kuldeep Yadav had taken 17 wickets at an economy of 4.62.

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