The Indian team is at its highest levels of confidence by winning the three one-dayers against the host team. The fourth one-dayer is about to be held at Johannesburg in the Wanderers stadium today. The team predictions will be as follows.
He is in a poor form throughout this series and failed to convert balls into a big score. The worst performance in this series by him is he departed duck in the first over in the hands of Kagiso Rabada. However, there are expectations about the improvement of his form and performance in the fourth one-dayer.
Though his place in the team is dangling, he did his best in this series with Kohli to lead the team cruise towards the victory. He did great with the bat whenever the team needed it the most. Though he was dismissed in the first ODI very early, he did consistent fifties in the second and third ODIs. He is expected to make a ton in the fourth ODI.
After consequent defeats in the two test matches against the Proteas, he did great in rebuilding the team by playing the captain Innings in the third test match and all the three ODIs with significant scores. If he succeeded in winning this series, he will be the man to register a memorable record of winning the first ever ODI series on South African soil against the hosts. With his 34th century in his ODI career, experts say that he will beat the records of Sachin’s 49 ODI centuries.
As he was out of the team for the test-series, he sweated hard by his 79 runs to strengthen his place in the team in the first one-dayer. He is expected to do well in the rest of the series.
Though he did not perform so well in this series with the bat, he is doing great in the field and supporting the bowlers and fielders well. He disappointed with his 10 runs in the third ODI but is expected to do great in the rest of the series.
Probably, Kedar Jadhav had to make the place to Pandey due to injury in the third ODI. Pandey is expected to improve his form and do well in the series to make his place steady in the team.
This 24-year old player is expected to perform well and make the most out of this chance. Though this all-rounder does not do well in the series, he is expected to turn the tables.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal
Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal are the spin duo behind the victory in the three ODIs earlier. This pair took 21 and 28 wickets respectively and played a pivotal role in the team’s victory. These players are the main weapons for team India for upcoming World Cup if all goes well.
This 24-year old seamer gave a good start by giving one or two quick wickets in the beginning. He stood as great support to the spin duo in the previous three matches.
Bhuvi did great in the test series but did not do well in the earlier ODIs. He took only two wickets in three matches besides being expensive. But he is expected to make his mark in the upcoming matches.