Now this time-fresh season is started and will grab the advantage of the absence of Ab-de-Villiers in first three One-Day's and Skipper Faf-de-Plessis, who scored the fabulous hundred against India in the first One-Day.
South Africa: Dane van Niekerk (Capt.), Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee, Chloe Tryon, Andrie Steyn, Raisibe Ntozakhe and Zintle Mali.
India have never won or drawn a bilateral ODI series against South Africa in South Africa, if they win the third ODI, they will have assured at least a drawn series for the first time.
South Africa will look to bounce back when the two sides face off in the second ODI at the same ground on Wednesday 7 February.
South Africa, on the other hand, will need to revisit their strategy if they are to pose a threat to the confident rivals.
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Their aggressive approach has ensured that the South African batsman don't get settled down at the crease. India had demolished the hosts' challenge in the first two ODIs in Durban and Centurion by winning 6 and 9 wickets respectively. This is their best performance in South Africa ever.
With their batting core missing, South Africa will definitely have a selection dilemma. Both have taken turns to outclass the likes of JP Duminy, David Miller, Hashim Amla and co.to claim 13 wickets between them so far in the series.
Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir are likely to find their names on the team sheet. These two players are suffering injuries on their fingers.
Rohit Sharma will open the inning alongside Shikhar Dhawan.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will take care of the pace department while spinners Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal finish the eleven.