The South African team was down due to injuries and defeats in the current six ODI series against India. But player Kagiso Rabada said that it is not done for all and their team will revitalize to win the series. The men in blue took the lead in the series with 2-0 and the third ODI is about to take place in New Lands on Wednesday.Rabada said to the press on Tuesday, “There are a few problems. I wouldn’t t say there’s a lot. Sometimes when you do badly all it seems like there s a lot more going wrong than what really is happening. So failure is going to happen and its going to happen again
“It is very important we keep speaking the right language. Anything can happen in sport. We need to get as much momentum as we can. We are definitely not out of it. Definitely not!”
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav did a mesmerizing performance by taking 13 wickets in the first two ODIs. To compensate the defeats, the host team is sweating on the nets and trying to accommodate as many wrist spinners to encounter the Indian spin attack.
“We clearly haven t come to the party. Its not acceptable at all. India are a strong team. They’ve just beaten Australia (at home) comprehensively. I know they’ve been playing all their games at home, but they’ve been playing good cricket.
“It doesn’t help that we have been going through a few changes and not been in the best form since the Champions Trophy in one-day cricket. We are still trying to catch up at the moment. Hopefully, it comes pretty soon, said Rabada speaking about their game plan to attack the visitors in third ODI.
Rabada replied to a question about this that,” In an ideal world, close to the perfect game, if a lot of people score runs and lot of people take wickets. Or you need individual brilliance. We’ll take either.
“It’s not generally that we something we talk about. We are experienced enough to know that cricket is a game of ups and downs. We just need to go back, see where we’re going wrong, calm down and do our business on the field looking to turn the momentum over.”
Rabada, speaking about woes of injuries to the team and in the context of Faf Du Plessis, de Villiers and Quinton de Kick out of the rest of the ODI series due to injuries, said “It gives other players a chance. We’ve got players who have been playing in franchise cricket for a while and doing pretty well. Those three names that have dropped out of the team are pretty much irreplaceable at the moment.
“So, it just gives guys a chance to widen the pool so other players can experience international cricket. Perhaps it is a blessing in disguise,
“For all batsmen we have couple of plans. Obviously, that was one of them – short ball (to Kohli). At the end of the day, you are nice and competitive on the field. Coming off the field that changes”, he added when he was asked about his competition with Kohli throughout this series.
He said that the injuries won’t last long and the team will recover and do well and get the required practice for the upcoming World cup 2019.