Wednesday, January 31, 2018

India vs South Africa 2018 ODI and T20 Series - Time for the Shorter Formats

India vs South Africa 2018 ODI T20 Series

After facing losses in the first two test matches, India managed to turn tables on South Africa and snatch a win in the third test match. This rejuvenated Indian team would look to reverse poor bilateral record in South Africa by clinching ODI and T20 series. Although beating South Africa in South Africa, in any form of cricket is almost impossible; still the shorter formats of the game come with a lot of uncertainties. On one hand South Africa have a strong team and home support, India have equally good team with a lot of positive intent.

The bilateral series between India and South Africa will be live telecast on Sony Ten 1 and 3 HD channels in India. At the same time, cricket fans can enjoy live cricket streaming on the go using Sony Liv app.

India vs South Africa ODI and T20 Schedule

1st Feb - 1st ODI at Durban
4th Feb - 2nd ODI at Centurion
7th Feb - 3rd ODI at Cape Town
10th Feb - 4th ODI at Johannesburg 
13th Feb - 5th ODI at Port Elizabeth
16th Feb - 6th ODI at Centurion
18th Feb - 1st T20 at Johannesburg
21st Feb - 2nd T20 at Centurion
24th Feb - 3rd T20 at Cape Town

Head to Head

India have had a tough time facing South Africa in their own backyard. In 28 ODI matches played in South Africa, India could win just five. This poor run doesn't provide any encouragement to Kohli and his men who are trying to improve team's record overseas. But a series win especially in countries like South Africa or Australia have proven to be really fruitful for teams for their future performances. Such teams have seen a surge in confidence with a golden run to continue.


India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo.

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