India vs South Africa Match Details
- In the absence of skipper Rohit Sharma and vice-captain KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan will be the man leading India.
- The host will have the momentum on their side after winning the T20I series by 2-1.
- The series is not of much relevance as it does not form a part of ICC World Cup Super League Fixtures.
India will look new and young when they will clash against South Africa in the three-match ODI series. A total of senior players, including the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya, have been rested from the series. However, the Men in Blue have nothing much to worry about as Shikhar Dhawan has a good record while donning the captain’s hat in One Day format. Speaking of South Africa, they are likely to field the same team as in the shortest format of the game. David Miller, Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, and Kagiso Rabada will be the main players for the visitors if they wish to redeem themselves for the loss in the T20Is.
India will be aiming to settle the scores with the Proteas as the last ODI series between the two sides in January this year saw the Men in Blue losing by 3-0. The high-profile series kick starts on Thursday with the first ODI scheduled at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.