Live score for India vs. South Africa, first ODI: The way India plays the traditional limited-overs format in South Africa won’t change all that much. India is getting over their World Cup grief with their multi-format visit to South Africa, led by the comeback of skipper KL Rahul. Rahul will try to record India’s first series victory in the One Day International (ODI) format against the hosts, following Suryakumar Yadav’s masterful guidance of a Rohit Sharma-less Team India to a series-levelling victory in the shortest format.
On Sunday, the first match of the ODI series will take place at Johannesburg’s New Wanderers Stadium. India may postpone Ruturaj Gaikwad, the opener, rejoining the playing eleven, while Rinku Singh, the finisher, is expected to play his first ODI against South Africa. Mukesh Kumar of India celebrates with colleagues after stopping Matthew Breetzke of South Africa. Mukesh Kumar of India celebrates with colleagues after stopping Matthew Breetzke of South Africa.(Reuters) In the white-ball series, India will continue to be without the services of senior batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The pacers Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah are also out for the visitors.
Ace of pace While experienced Shami is out of the entire South Africa tour, Bumrah and Siraj will play in the Test series. Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, and Avesh Khan will lead the Men in Blue’s fast-bowling assault. For the ODIs, India will also have seasoned spinners at its disposal. Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav lead the spin attack.