India beat South Africa in 3 ODI series
Bench strength once again near under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan
Before the ODI World Cup, India got 3 match winner players
New Delhi. Even without players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Team India defeated South Africa’s full strength team despite being behind in the 3 ODI series. Once again passed in bench strength exam. This is a good sign for Indian cricket. This is India’s third consecutive series win in ODIs this year without stalwarts like Rohit-Virat. Prior to this, India had cleaned up the West Indies in the 3 ODI series in July and in August defeated Zimbabwe in their home ODI series and once again under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, Team India, full of young players, won South Africa. Won the ODI series by defeating such a strong team easily in the last two ODIs.
The selectors will be very happy with this dazzling performance of the young players, because in the last one year, whenever the bench strength was tested, it came out like pure gold. Before the ODI World Cup is to be held in India next year, young players have strengthened India’s hopes of winning the World Cup after 2011 with their performance. Now India has many match winner players apart from Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, who have the power to win on their own. This proved to be true in the recent ODI series against South Africa.
In this series, India got 3 match winner players, who can prove to be a trump card in the ODI World Cup to be held next year. Let us tell you about those players one by one.
Kuldeep Yadav: This chinaman bowler played an important role in bundling South Africa for 99 runs in the third ODI in Delhi. Kuldeep destroyed South Africa’s lower order by taking 3 wickets in 7 balls. He took 4 wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs in the match. This is his best performance against South Africa. Due to Kuldeep’s lethal bowling, the African team could not even cross the 100-run mark and India easily won the third and decisive match by 7 wickets to win the series. This was India’s fifth consecutive ODI series win. Kuldeep took 6 wickets in 3 matches of the series at an average of 17 and he also strengthened his claim for the ODI World Cup to be held next year.
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer proved to be the strongest link of Indian batting in the ODI series against South Africa. He was the top scorer of the series. Iyer scored 191 runs in 3 matches at an average of 191. He returned unbeaten after winning the team in the last two matches of the series. He scored an unbeaten 113 in Ranchi and 28 in Delhi. At the same time, in the Lucknow ODI also, 50 runs were scored from his bat and he had also brought the team to the threshold of victory. However, later India lost the match by 9 runs. The responsibility with which Iyer batted in the middle order has made one thing clear that he has matured as a cricketer now. He has got an idea of his responsibility and the value of the wicket.
This is a good thing for Indian cricket. Even though Shreyas did not get a place in the T20 World Cup team. But, in the ODI World Cup, his place in the middle order is almost confirmed.
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Siraj bowled amazingly with the new ball
This fast bowler bowled amazingly in the ODI series against South Africa. Siraj took 5 wickets in the series at an average of 20.80. He was adjudged Player of the Series. Siraj bowled brilliantly with the new ball in this series and got India wickets in the powerplay. Because of this, the rest of the bowlers were able to put pressure on the South African batsmen. He was not included in the squad for the T20 World Cup, but the way Siraj has bowled in this series, he seems to be giving a tough competition to Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement for the World Cup. Not only this, he has also strengthened his claim for the ODI World Cup to be held next year.
Tags: India vs South Africa, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed siraj, ODI World Cup, shikhar dhawan, Shreyas iyer, Team India
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 12, 2022, 07:28 IST