India ODI tour of South Africa is ongoing and team India seems to be enjoying the series as they have taken a massive lead over Proteas in the last two matches. India won previous two games and took a lead of 2-0, in the bilateral series. This is the first time in Indian Cricket history when team India won the opening two matches of any bilateral series in Africa. Run machine Virat Kohli is in outstanding form and scored a fabulous hundred in the first ODI, while in the second ODI he was not out at the score of (46). Rohit Sharma’s form lately proved to be a headache for team India. Dismal performance in test series and current ongoing ODI series has raised many eyebrows. Rohit scored (20) in the first match, while he got out on (15) in the Second ODI.
First two ODI’s were dis-tasteful for South Africa, they not only lost the match but also lost their two crucial players (Quinton-de-cock and Faf du-Plessis) in the first two ODI’s, marred by injuries. Khaya zondo is the replacement of Faf du Plessis in the second match, but he was unable to score big for his team. Now de-Kock is also out of this series; third ODI will become more challenging for Africa.
India is comfortable with their bowling attack, Chahal and Yadav give their essential contribution in the Second ODI, while Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah are leading the Indian Pace attack brilliantly. Here is the probable XI of both the teams for 3rd ODI. Maybe India will continue with their winning combination, while Heinrich Klaasen will play their first International One day.
India- MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya
South Africa- Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Aiden Markram (c), Kagiso Rabada, Khaya Zondo, Tabraiz Shamsi