After an exciting three-match T20I series, India and South Africa will be locking horns in a 3-match ODI series, which gets underway on the 6th of October. Lucknow will host the first game, Ranchi the second one, and Delhi the last one. For India, all the players that are going to participate in the T20 World Cup, will not be taking part in this series. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in their absence while Shreyas Iyer will be his deputy.
Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Mukesh Kumar are among the new faces on the Indian side for this series. For the South African side, Temba Bavuma will be leading the squad in the ODIs as well. David Miller, Quinton de Kock, and Kagiso Rabada are among the crucial players for them in this series. A great cricketing bilateral match is also anticipated between these two sides here.
In the 87 meetings between the two sides, the Proteas are leading the charts 49-35 against the Indian team, in the head-to-head battles. South Africa is ahead in the last 5 meetings with a 3-2 margin. Another electrifying contest is anticipated here at Indore on Tuesday between these two sides.
Rajat Patidar is in the Indian ODI squad for the first time, but it seems he won’t be able to find a place in the playing XI on Thursday. Rahul Tripathi has been biding his time in the dugout and should crack the nod.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj
Temba Bavuma, who missed the ODI series in England in July because of an elbow injury he sustained in June, will return to replace Rassie van der Dussen, who broke a finger in September.
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (C), Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Quinton de Kock, Shubman Gill (C), Aiden Markram, Sanju Samson (wk), David Miller (vc), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje.
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Quinton de Kock, Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Aiden Markram, Deepak Chahar, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje