Ind vs SA, Final ODI: Preview
Another outright win and India claimed the No. 1 ODI rankings. The previous match was all centered around Rohit’s match winning hundred which also fetched him Man of the Match award and Kuldeep was the pick of the bowlers, he picked 4 wickets for 57 runs in 10 overs with a economy of 5.7. It was another disappointment for South Africa after a good start and this time it was Amla who was playing superbly but unfortunately the SA again ended up on loosing side due to their in-ability to play wrist spinners. Talking about the final ODI, Virat Kohli admitted that his main aim is still to win this series 5-1 and he also hinted that some changes might be seen in the final ODI.
Pitch and Ground Conditions:
The match will be played at Supersport park, Centurion which also hosted the 2nd One-Dayer of the series but this time the match will be a Day/Night affair and moreover it will be a dead rubber. The pitch is expected to help the spinners but pacers might come into play in the later half of the game.
Time- 4:30 pm IST, Date- 16 Feb 2018
After a win, no team wants to change its combination but being the last match of the series and a long season ahead, the team might look to rest some key players ahead of T-20’s. Chahal might be one of the players who will be rested, as he was hit on his left-hand during the 5th ODI. Shami can come in place of B.Kumar keeping in mind 2019 WC preparations. Shikhar might also be rested and Rahane can open the innings for the aide.
Rohit, Rahane, Virat(C), D.Karthik, Iyer, Dhoni(Wk), Pandya, A.Patel, Shami, Bumrah, Kuldeep
The african side might come up with a lone change of resting Rabada due to upcoming Test Series against Aussies and getting Morris back which will help them to strengthen their bowling and batting both.
Markarm(C), Amla, AB De Villiers, Miller, Duminy, Klassen(Wk), Morris, Phelukwayo, Shamsi, Ngidi, Morkel