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India vs South Africa 4th ODI 2018, Will Kohli go with bench strength?

India vs South Africa 4th ODI 2018, Will Kohli go with bench strength?
Written by Abhishek Lohia

India vs. South Africa 4th ODI will be played on tomorrow at 4:30 pm. India has already taken a lead of 3-0, as they win the last ODI by 124 runs. This is the first time when Proteas lose the First three matches of any Bilateral series in South Africa. Due to injuries Skipper- Faf Du Plessis and start batsman Quinton-de-cock are out of the series. Young Aiden-Makaram is leading the African side, but against India, he failed to register himself as a winning captain. The last three losses against India are going to be very costly for the Proteas. They can’t win this series at this stage, the thing which they can do and that is Tie-Breaker.

Top batsman Manish Pandey and Wicket-Keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik did not get a chance to play in this series so far. Since their name was announced in the 17 players squad list but they didn’t get chance till now. Currently, Team management is planning the team for the upcoming 2019 World Cup. Team management is considering it as Dhoni’s last World cup.

Pandey or Karthik?

Between Pandey and Karthik, Kohli might go with both these players. Since Rohit Sharma is struggling with his form from the start of this series, now Team India can change the Opening order. Karthik, and Pandey both are the Middle-order batsman so might be they get a chance in the 4th ODI against South Africa. Management is also considering Karthik as a next wicket-keeper for India, after Dhoni’s retirement. Karthik played his first ODI match against England in 2004, but still, he didn’t confirm his place in Team India till yet. On the other side, Manish Pandey is still looking to set up himself in Team India as a regular Batsman. India is leading in this series by 3-0, and from this stage, they can’t lose the series. Even if they lose the next three matches, Series will end with an equaliser of 3-3.

 

 

 

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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