In the absence of Faf Du Plessis and De Villiers, the stand-in captain Markram said that the team is not like the previous two one-dayers and they did not have enough time to practice for the third one-dayer to be held on 7th February 2018 at Cape Town.
He felt that there are only two days of time to prepare for the third match but this is not enough as the team is down with 0-2 in the six one-dayer series against India.
The team winded up with 118 runs in the second one-dayer by the mind-blowing performance of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.
The unbeaten partnership of Kohli and Dhawan did a 93-run stand to lead the team to the win in 21 overs.
Markram, who was appointed as the stand-in captain due to the injury of Faf Du Plessis admitted that the team was not in a good condition like earlier for the second ODI held on Sunday.
Speaking about his comments, he said “Not the best performance. Today we’ll have to be honest with ourselves
“Got a couple of days to turn it around in Cape Town. Not ideal. A couple of soft options starting with myself. Have to lead from the front. Have to remain positive now. Started off with good intensity with the ball,” he said in addition to their game plan for third one-dayer.
“We’ll come hard in Cape Town. Can’t afford slip-ups now. Might bring out the best in us now.”