It has been the batting that has let them down in the series. He had scored only 40 runs in the first four games. The squad is injury-hit, disjointed, and out of form.
"This (making Markram the captain) was a decision for the future, not a decision for now". Although Kohli's belligerence plays an integral role in bringing the best out of him but the same factor doesn't always apply to Team India's success.
The temperature in Centurion is expected to be around 27 degree Celsius.
India had entered the six-match series in the second position on 119 points, two points behind leaders South Africa.
The inconsequential sixth ODI is scheduled to be held on February 16 in Centurion. The slow nature of pitches appears to be one of the reasons behind this downturn.
For some time in the fourth ODI, it seemed that the South Africans have figured out the spin-mystery of the spin-duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. But that was a day game.Читайте также: Stock with higher future earnings - Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)
"I was a little bit surprised by their batting", he was quoted as saying by NDTV. I know that they are very good, but we are also better than we have shown with the bat. It is likely that one, if not both, will be rested. After Ajinkya Rahane's effort in Durban, only MS Dhoni came close at the Wanderers when he made 42 not out off 43 balls. The team management then replaced him with young Shreyas Iyer who had a few nervous moments at Port Elizabeth while fielding but these are early days for him. The all-rounder has recovered from his back issue and should return to the playing XI for Friday's encounter.
In the process, Kohli and his team made history by winning the ODI series for the first time in South Africa in tours spanning nearly three decades. Clive Loyd, Hansie Cronje and Ricky Ponting also had 37 wins under their belt after 48 matches at the helm.
Despite having lost, Gibson said the team will come away from the experience as a stronger team on their way to the World Cup next year.
- Kuldeep Yadav needs three more wickets to become the highest wicket taker for India in a bilateral series.
"Absolutely, I think this is the biggest overseas victory (in ODIs)".
"We also missed the influence of Du Plessis‚ Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers‚ who were not available at some stages of the series". It is not the easiest place to play cricket, definitely not the easiest place to win a series. We are 4-1 down and now the positive is that we want to end the series on a good note.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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