India vs South Africa 2015 cricket series kicked off in style and surprise as the home team lost the T20 series. Things seem to have settled down in the ODI series. We still have a test series to go! A lot of quality cricket ahead. Watch India vs South Africa 2015 Paytm Freedom series live streaming and telecast on Star Sports and HotStar live match mobile app.
Who is the hot star in the ODI cricket series between India and South Africa?
Well, it has to be Virat Kohli from the Indian team and Dale Steyn from the South African team. We aren't judging players as 'hot' based on their looks. By 'hot', we mean cricketers who would have most number of eye balls set on them. The another contender from the South African front has to be AB de Villiers.
Virat Kohli's bat seems to be silent. He is due for a big knock. He didn't have a big score to his name in the T20 series and until the first two ODIs, he looks out of touch. Meanwhile South African AB de Villiers is in sparkling form right from match 1. He has knocked Indian bowlers all over the parks he played so far. Dale Steyn is the most feared quick bowler in the world. One should not judge him by the number of wickets he takes, but he should be judged by his great line, length and pace.
MS Dhoni is the coolest customer amongst the two teams. After facing severe criticism, he proved his worth with a brilliant 90+ score at Indore to give India first win in this series. The second coolest candidate has to be Ajinkya Rahane. He didn't get a place in the T20 series. He looks very consistent in the ODI series. Even Hashim Amla does a silent yet great job in batting for the visitors.
Rohit Sharma hammered a ton in the first T20 match. He did the same in the opening ODI match. He looks in golden touch and due for few more big ones. R Ashwin is doing a great job with the ball. Unfortunately he is out of the ODI series due to side strain.
The test series (Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series) is going to be enthralling. Two strong teams on flat pitches would not only score big but toil hard to earn wickets. It would be great to see how the likes of Ishant Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Dale Steyn, Morkel, etc would perform.
There is a lot good and hot cricket ahead! Enjoy every ball live on HotStar and Star Sports HD!