Though men in blue lost the test series to South Africa by 2-1, the win in Johannesburg test raised their confidence levels. The way team India played in the third test shows the improvement in performance and confidence of the team to encounter the safaris in the upcoming one-dayer series.
The pace bowler line-up of team India is better in the current season than the previous matches. The Kohli’s team proved that they are in better form than the previous Indian team by the Wanderers test victory.
The Indian team succeeded to beat South Africa by 63 runs by the terrific seamer attack against the host’s team.
The first one-dayer against South Africa will be played on February 1st, 2018 at Kingsmead stadium, Durban at 4.30PM according to Indian Standard time.
India has to play six one-dayers and three T20 matches against South Africa. Though the Safaris succeeded in writing their name on the test series, Team India is no less to give head to head competition to the host team. They cleared it by their performance in the third test.
The Kohli and team are proud of Johannesburg victory and are sweating out to give a good start in the one-dayer series with confidence and vigor.
Though BCCI announced the squad for one-day series, the captain has to choose the final eleven to play the one day series against South Africa.
Match – South Africa vs India, 1st ODI
Date – 1- Feb-2018, Thursday
Time – 4:30 PM, 11:00 AM GMT / 01:00 PM LOCAL
Venue – Kingsmead, Durban
Virat Kohli can breathe easily for the one-day series as MS Dhoni take part to make decisions in the team composition and the game plan. Dhoni is known for his cool and prompt decisions that help the team out in critical situations. The experienced and former captain is known for making amazing decisions in many instances.
Coming to the other face of the coin, the Safaris are not willing to give the Indians a chance to repeat the feat of Johannesburg test. They are trying to include the best players in the final eleven to encounter the one-day series.
The abilities of both teams will be revealed in the upcoming six one-dayer series that is going to be commenced at Durban on 1st February.
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Indian Squad For ODI
Virat Kohli(captain), MS Dhoni, Mohammad Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Rohith Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuwaneswar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav and Shikhar Dhawan
South Africa Squad For ODI
Faf Du Plessis (captain), Quinton De Cock, AB De Villiers, Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, Jean-Paul Duminy, Morne Morkel, Chris Moris, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Khayelhile Zondo, Tabraiz Shamsi
Live Score India vs South Africa ( During Live match only)