After getting the sweet victory against South Africa in the third test at Johannesburg, now team India is looking to win their first ODI series in South Africa, till now India got only four wins against South Africa in their home ground. India hasn’t won a bilateral ODI series against their hosts. Proteas batsman, Quinton-de-cock scored 342 runs in bilateral series against India in 2013-14 with an average of 114.00, scored three consecutive centuries in three matches and broke the record of Martin Guptill, who scored highest runs against England in any bilateral series. De-cock has total thirteen career ODI Centuries, where 5 has come against India.
From Indian side Captain Virat Kohli is cleared about the No-4th place of the batting order, maybe he will go with Ajinkya Rahane, otherwise will go with Shreyas Iyer. Suspense on the playing of Dinesh Karthik is still suspenseful, Dhoni is more talented with him, but India will start of this series with an extra batsman. top Batsman Hashim amla will open the innings with de-cock, while Skipper Du-Plessis will give his contribution on No-3. All-rounder Duminy and Morris maybe play as a positive key factor for Africa in the First ODI against India. Bowling side–Kagiso Rabada and Morkel will lead the pace attack of the proteaus team, Tahir will join him as a spinner.
Indian bowling attack will depend on the hands of glittered bowlers Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami will be the third pace bowler, while Chahal and Pandya will complete their spell. Former captain and match finisher; M S Dhoni will hold the position of match finisher at No-6. Young bowler Shradul Thakur has been picked for the 17-player squad for first three ODI’s. The previous meet between India and South Africa was held in 2013, where Quinton-de-cock scored a massive century and Africa wins this match by 134 runs.