The Indian cricket team will aim to bounce back from the New Zealand series loss when they lock horns with South Africa in the three-match ODI series which gets underway tomorrow at the picturesque Dharamshala today (Thursday).
Virat Kohli and Co will be determined to notch up victories which will also hold them in good stead for the upcoming IPL 13. With Rohit Sharma out of the reckoning, Shikhar Dhawan, who makes a comeback to the squad along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, becomes a like-for-like replacement. The South Africa series will also see the return of Hardik Pandya, and the all-rounder will be gunning to prove his match fitness ahead of IPL 13.
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With Rohit Sharma out, the South Africa series will provide youngsters like Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill, the platform to audition for the second openers’ slot.
After an underwhelming outing in New Zealand where he scored only 218 runs, King Kohli has been looking to turn his form around in time to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore in VIVO IPL 13.
Fans will be eagerly awaiting high octane drama on the field when the Paytm ODI Trophy begins on Thursday. The second ODI will be held at Lucknow on March 15, while Eden Gardens will host the third and final ODI in Kolkata on March 18.
|12th March 2020 – Thursday||12:30 PM||India vs South Africa, 1st ODI|
|15th March 2020 – Sunday||12:30 PM||India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI|
|18th March 2020 – Wednesday||12:30 PM||India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI|
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