India Sense ODI Opportunity In ‘De Villiers’ Absence
India vs South Africa 1st match of the One Day International match is scheduled to be held at 4:30 pm in Durban today. The Indian team would like to take revenge of the defeat in the Test series. In the ODI series between India vs Africa, unique battle sees between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In the nearest ICC rankings, Rohit Sharma has a good chance of securing the number one ranked.
Virat And Rohit’s Performance Against South Africa
Virat Kohli scored 711 runs in 18 innings of 20 matches against South Africa. His strike rate of 80.24 and average is 44.43 during this period. He has scored 1 century and 5 fifties. His highest score was 138. Even if Rohit Sharma If they look at the statistics, they have scored 474 runs in 18 innings of 18 matches with a strike rate of 78.73 and an average of 27.88. They have 150 runs against Africa, they have scored one hundred. And two half-centuries have been set.
Ajinkya Rahane May Be No. 4 Batsman
Team India number-4 has tried many batsmen so far, from which no one has ever seen strong claims of securing this place. Kohli has given a big signal to this place before the match and now Ajinkya Rahane can be seen at number-4 from Ind vs SA 1st ODI Match. However, Kohli also said that earlier we were watching Rahane as an alternative to the openers, but the technique of staying in South Africa and staying in the World Cup to be held in England can also be beneficial for us in the middle order.
AB De Villiers Ruled Out Of First Three ODI
South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the first three ODIs against India vs South Africa due to a finger injury. South Africa has not named a replacement for the batsman, and hopes to see him fully fit for the last three ODIs in the six-match series.
India Records At South Africa Ground
India record has not been good at South Africa Pitch. The Indian team will have to try all possible things to change the history. From 1992-93, India played 7 ODIs in Durban. In this, India has lost 6 and one match is Tie.
India has already played in four bilateral series on African ground against the African team. The most shocking is that in all four, Team India has to face defeat. Team India also whitewash a in the two series. In such a situation, the African challenge will not be easy for Virat Kohli and Team.
Pitch and conditions
Durban’s surface can sometimes be a little slower than others around the country. It will absolutely not have the pace of the Highveld venues the teams have just come from. Rain is forecast for the early afternoon but should stop later on, though the cloud cover will remain with temperatures in the early 20s.
Fight For The Number One ICC Rankings
In the current ICC ODI Rankings of the ICC, the South African team is at the top with 121 points, while the Indian team is at number two with 119 points. England has 116 points at Third. If the 4-2 or better result in the ODI series is in India’s favor then it will become number one in the ODIs. At the same time, if win 5-1, their number one ranking will remain intact and India will come down at third place.
India vs South Africa Match Information
|Match||Ind vs RSA 1st ODI Match|
|Date||1st Feb, Thursday|
|Time||11 Am GMT (4:30 Pm India time )|
India vs South Africa Playing XI
India Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Japrit Bumrah’
South Africa Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (C), Aiden Markram, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
India Vs South Africa Live Streaming
The India vs South Africa 1st ODI Match will be played in Durban and the live broadcast will be shown on Sony Ten Network, starting 3:30 PM. The match can be streamed online on Sony Liv.com. For live scores and updates will be shown here.
India vs South Africa 1st ODI Match Online
South Africa vs India 1st ODI can be streamed online on Sony LIV App and its website.