The upcoming India vs. South Africa series will showcase the efforts of different players working hard to make their presence felt and today we will look at the three-player battles which could define the results of the match!
After the thrashing team India received in New Zealand, they are back home with not so good memories from the just-ended test series in New-Zealand, but hopes are still left for Team India! They will be on their toes against South Africa, especially because of the cool and wet weather in Dharamsala. While Kohli’s troops received a drubbing at the hands of New- Zealand, South-Africa was extremely ruthless against Australia as they bagged the series 3-0.
With 27 wickets in 14 matches, Ngidi is South Africa’s most successful bowler in ODIs since 2019. His performance this year has been prolific, picking up 12 wickets in 4 matches. He was brilliant in the series against England and Australia and will be a threat to the Indian team.
Whereas Team India captain Virat Kohli had a forgettable series in New Zealand and he will definitely be looking forward to giving a smashing come back and make his presence felt in the upcoming ODI series. Ngidi and Virat both will give a tough competition to each other and this battle will have a telling impact on the contest.
Jasprit Bumrah vs Quinton de Kock
The South African Captain Quinton loves Indian bowling and he always looks forward to make an impressive record against team India! He also averages over 63 in ODIs against India and will be keen to lead from the front with the bat.
The South-African Captain will be up against Jasprit Bumrah, who did not have a good series in New Zealand in the limited-overs format but hit his stride in the second Test match. A firing Bumrah at the top of the order is critical to India’s causes and this contest will be important as far as the result of the match is concerned.
Yuzvendra Chahal vs Faf du Plessis
The battle in the middle order will be extremely important for both sides and it will be fought between Yuzvendra Chahal and Faf du Plessis. Chahal has taken 20 wickets against South Africa in seven matches and this is the most for him against any opposition.
Faf, on the other hand, will be keen to drive home his importance to the side and he has the backing of captain Quinton de Kock. “Faf plays a big role for us from a leadership point of view. He’s here to help out a lot of the younger guys in the team, and he still adds a lot of value to us and he also knows he has a lot of value to give to this team,” De Kock told reporters ahead of the match.
The players of Team India, as well as South-Africa, will put efforts from their head to toe to give the best performance in the ODI series. While the hosts, team India will try their best to hit back with an out of the world performance and won the title, South Africa will try to win the title and take the trophy back to home! Let’s see whose efforts will pay off!