Both Indian and South African teams are focussed on the six ODI series after the completion of three test match series. Though they lost the test series, Indians are confident about winning the ODI series as they did well in the third test match and won it. Players like MS Dhoni, known as specialists in the limited over format are the added weapons to the Indian team.
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India is focussing on increasing their competency and confidence levels by winning this one- day series and kick-start their preparations for the upcoming World cup, that is going to take place 14 months later.
India encountered the South African team for 28 times but won only 5 times whereas the Safaris registered 21 victories. But the position of team India is stronger than ever.
The ODI record of team India vs South Africa at Durban is even poor, out of 7 ODIs played, India lost six matches and one result is not decided. India defeated Kenya and England in 2003 ODI world cup, making the record of two victories for team India at Kingsmead.
The players for the current ODI at Durban are:
India: Virat Kohli(captain), MS Dhoni(wicket-keeper), Rohith Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuwaneswar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Yuzwendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa: Faf Du Plessis(captain), Quinton De Cock (wicket-keeper), Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Chris Morris, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Andile Phehlukwayo, Morne Morkel
South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first in the current ODI at Durban.
India played limited over series for a long time before they came to play the test series against South Africa. They are scheduled for six one-dayer series and three t20 series against South Africa, A T20I tri-series against SriLanka, and three T20I series in Ireland and England and the upcoming IPL 2018 games are in the schedule. Later, team India is expected to play a five test-match series against England in this August.
Team India is striving hard to improve their overseas records. The management will be able to frame the core team for the upcoming World Cup based on the performance of the players against South Africa and England.
India is sweating out hard to win the first-ever one-dayer against South Africa that is going to take place today.