IND vs SA: Australia after sweeping Australia. India's problem in opposition to Africa

by Jeremy Spirogis
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After a clear sweep on the New Zealand tour, the Indian cricket group will tackle the sphere for a successful begin within the first ODI match with South Africa at Dharamshala on Thursday. South Africa, then again, have received a 3–zero clear sweep in opposition to Australia of their final ODI sequence underneath the captaincy of Quinton de Kock. It was South Africa's first sequence win because the 2019 World Cup after seven sequence in all codecs.

Host India won’t get the providers of their star opener Rohit Sharma on this sequence. Rohit continues to be attempting to beat Kalf Injuri. <! –

                 Rohit was damage in the course of the T20 sequence with New Zealand.

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The absence of Rohit would have further duty in batting on skipper Virat Kohli, who had failed on the tour of New Zealand and the failure of Kohli had led India to be defeated by the Kiwi group in ODIs and Tests.

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have been in glorious type on the New Zealand tour. Now they may have an opportunity to carry out nicely on this sequence.

In Rohit's absence, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill can begin the innings with Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan suffered a shoulder harm in the course of the ODI sequence performed at dwelling with Australia.

He was not a part of the group on the New Zealand tour. Dhawan will now look to strengthen his place within the group by performing brilliantly earlier than the T20 World Cup.

At the identical time, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are additionally returning to the group after a very long time. Hardik needed to withdraw from the group because of ache on the decrease again. After being away from the sphere for 5 months, Hardik was totally match via surgical procedure.

On the opposite hand, the South African group appears to be like extra excited after clearing Australia's sweep. The group has batsmen reminiscent of Jaan Malan, Henrik Klassen and John John Smuts who’ve scored massive scores in Australia.

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He will miss Kagisse Rabada in bowling. In such a state of affairs, the group will depend upon Lungi Engidi and Enrique Norje.
India has performed 4 ODIs at Dharamshala to date, through which it has received two and misplaced two. Dharamshala has a excessive pitch and is anticipated to attain greater right here.


India : Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill.

South Africa : Quinton de Cocke (captain), Temba Bavuma, Rasi van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Kyle Varianne, Henrik Klassen, David Miller, John-John Smuts, Andile Fehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Cipamala, Buren Hendrix, Enrique Norje, George Linde , Keshav Maharaj.

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