Watch Live IND vs SA India vs South Africa 6th ODI Impelreport
When: South Africa vs India, 6th ODI, Feb 16, 01:00 PM LOCAL
Where: SuperSport Park, Centurion
India: Virat Kohli emphasised the need to push for an emphatic 5-1 result, but is likely to tweak his playing XI a bit. The team management have kept a close eye on the workloads of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, who have been playing since the Tests. It is likely that one, if not both, will be rested. India retracted their decision to view Ajinkya Rahane as a backup opener and slotted him in at No.4. He has an aggregate of 106 from four innings, with 79 off those coming in the first ODI doesn’t bode well for the team. However, to find a settled No.4 batsman with just over a year to go, India will have to resist the urge from tinkering personnel after every few games.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa: The hosts will have one eye on the forthcoming series against Australia and that means some of the redlining fast bowlers, including Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel, will need to be given breathers. Incidentally, Morkel was to be rest at Port Elizabeth but Chris Morris’s untimely injury meant he had to play. The all-rounder has recovered from his back issue and should return to the playing XI for Friday’s encounter.
Probable XI: Aiden Markram (c), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi