The final and final match of the six one-day matches between Team India and South Africa will be played in Centurion on Friday. After the historic victory in South Africa, Team India will go on to the ground with the intention of making their final One-day debut. At the same time, South Africa will make every effort to win the last one-day match to save their shame.
Team India has already made a 4-1 lead in the series. The last match will be a mere formality. Winning the last ODI on Friday, Team India would like to end the series by 5-1. Team India, who won the series earlier, can make many changes in their playing XI in the last ODI
In the last ODI, captain Virat Kohli would like to try Bench Strength too. With the win in the last match, Team India has achieved the status of being number one in the ICC ODI Rankings.
It is worth mentioning that in 2018, Team India will have to play many foreign tours and in such scenario, Captain Virat Kohli would like to try Ben Strength. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played consistently since the one-day and T-20 series in Sri Lanka, which includes 19 One-Day, 6 T-20 and two Tests.
Jaspreet Bumrah has also played 20 ODIs and eight T20s. Apart from this, he also played Test Series in South Africa. It is believed that both the fast bowlers can be rested in the last one-day. Mohammed Shami and Shardul
Team India also requires alternative fast bowlers. Mohammed Shami has played just three ODIs since the 2015 World Cup. After returning from injury, he played against West Indies in a match against Australia last year and Australia. In the current team, fourth fast bowler Shardul Thakur has also played two ODIs. However, Mohammed Shami did a great job in the Test match against South Africa.
At the same time, there is only one half century between the fourth and seventh batsmen in this series. Ajinkya Rahane had made half-century in Durban, while MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 42 in 43 balls at Wanderers. Shreyas Iyer failed to perform well in both the matches. Rahane failed on number four whereas Hardik Pandya could make 26 runs in four matches. However, Paddy played an important role in the historic victory of Team India thanks to the fantastic bowling and fielding in the fifth ODI.
Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik in the team So far they have not got the chance to play a single match. In the last and final match, Manish Pandey, Akshar Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Sharadul Thakur, Mohammad Shami can be fed. The same, on the other hand, South Africa will try a lot to win the last match.
Team India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane / Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer / Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
South Africa: Aiden Markram (captain), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel, Lungi Engadi, Andil Fahlquiao, Kigiso Rabada.
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