India’s in-form young batsmen are set to come face-to-face with their sternest test this season when they take on the mighty battery of South African pacers in the 3-match ODI series
India’s in-form young batsmen are set to come face-to-face with their sternest test this season when they take on the mighty attack of South African pacers in the 3-match ODI series which begins today. Here are some of the key battles that will be worth looking forward to:
Dale Steyn vs. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan is in prime form at the moment and it seems there is no withering storm that could halt his progress. Alas, Proteas’ Dale Steyn would like to defy that and end the Dhawan juggernaut in the forthcoming ODI series. This battle will be one to look forward too!
Rohit Sharma vs. Morne Morkel
Indian opening batsmen, Rohit Sharma has seen his form hit all new heights since his debut as an opener in the Champions Trophy 2013. A double ton against the Aussies, Sharma will like to add more tons against South Africa. Waiting in the wings will be 6 ft plus bowler, Morne Morkel who will be looking to stop the Rohit Sharma show!
Virat Kohli vs. Vernon Philander
India’s run machine with the bat, Virat Kohli will like to continue his dream run in the ‘Rainbow nation’ as well. In his way will be, pacer Vernon Philander who has the tendency to swing the ball.
MS Dhoni vs. Imran Tahir
Indian skipper MS Dhoni has not many happy memories of India’s tour to South Africa. His batting is still considered as one of the best in the 50-over format and will look to eye a first series win. SA spinner Imran Tahir has been bowling well off late but with Dhoni at the other end, the contest will between the duo will be a spectacle to the neutrals too!