Top 5 ODI performances by Indians against South Africa

Jan 02, 2018, 06:18
Top 5 ODI performances by Indians against South Africa

"But that is no surety of what kind of pitch you would get in the game", said Bhuvneshwar in a media interaction. But that is a factor for the bowlers too. But it is a different affair when it comes overseas as Kookaburra balls are used, which will test the India bowlers. "In the past, the build-up has always been great, the talk of the wickets, the talk of the bounce, we do have a slight advantage, but we still need to land the ball in the right areas, still need to bowl with intensity", Morkel told Sport24.

Kohli is in South Africa as the Indian cricket team gears up to play its first Test match against the Proteas. We are trying to do basic things. India might not have come to South Africa with such quality pacers in the past, but this bowling line-up will surely test the South Africans. The focus is on the basics. After that, the two teams will play a six-match ODI and three-game T20I series in February. India is yet to claim a single Test series in the "Rainbow Nation" for the past 25 years, however, Captain Kohli believes that his team will break the taboo this year.

Bhuvneshwar feels the current form give his team a good chance of improving its record in South Africa."Everyone is confident. We have done well in the last two years and we are confident of doing well in these conditions".

India are yet to win a Test series in South Africa. "I can pick reverse swing from Umesh, Ishant and Shami and they can pick swing from me".

"I won't say there's much of swing, but bounce is something every fast bowler enjoys".

Seemingly impatient and frustrated with his daddy avoiding him, the junior Dhawan stopped Shikhar in the middle of his performance with Kohli and dragged him back into the crowd.

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