India looks to break the jinx ahead of the first ODI in Durban after crushing the hosts in last test match at Wanderers.
The 6 match ODI series is going to resume between the world top 2 sides on Thursday. While a 4-2 win can topple Africa from No.1 position who are sitting comfortably at the top with 120 ratings.
In the first ODI against South Africa at Kingsmead India will look to continue to their momentum after defeating the home side in Johannesburg test.
Indian side looks formidable with Rohit Sharma having a great record in ODIs with 6424 runs with 3 double hundreds.
While the other opener Shikhar Dhawan’s record in ODI’s are impressive with 4038 runs in 96 matches.
In Durban, looking forward for the first one day game????? pic.twitter.com/KmtgTvgH9c
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 31, 2018
Indian bowlers have some good news to hear as South Africa’s top-class batsman AB De Villers out of the first three ODI’s due to injury.
To retain top spot in the @MRFWorldwide Rankings, South Africa must at least draw the upcoming ODI series against India, but will have to manage the first three games without AB de Villiers.
— ICC (@ICC) February 1, 2018
While the task is not going to be an easy one as the sub-continent team has not so good record in South Africa as the team could manage only 5 wins in 27 encounters against the Proteas.
It will be interesting to see whether the Virat Kohli’s men can turn their destiny and make their fans proud.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel , Andile Phehlukwayo, , Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo.