SA vs IND 2018: We are definitely not out of it, says Kagiso Rabada

South Africa currently trail 0-2 in the 6 match ODI series.

Rabada promises of  a comeback in the series for South Africa. (NDTV)

2-0 down and with key players out of the series, South Africa have a long road to walk back in the ODI series. Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock ruled out from the series with AB de Villiers missing the first 3 ODIs has hurt South Africa badly.

Despite South Africa lagging behind in the contest, Rabada has promised that South Africa will come back hard will sort out all the differences that's hurting the team right now. 

"There are a few problems. I wouldn't say there's a lot. Sometimes when you do badly all it seems like there's a lot more going wrong than what really is happening. So failure is going to happen and it's going to happen again," said Rabada.

"It is very important we keep speaking the right language. Anything can happen in sport. We need to get as much momentum as we can. We are definitely not out of it. Definitely not!" he added.

Going on to justify the fact that the Proteas will definitely script a comeback Rabada said "We clearly haven't come to the party. It's not acceptable at all. India are a strong team. They've just beaten Australia (at home) comprehensively. I know they've been playing all their games at home, but they've been playing good cricket."

"It doesn't help that we have been going through a few changes and not been in the best form since the Champions Trophy in one-day cricket. We are still trying to catch up at the moment. Hopefully it comes pretty soon," said Rabada.

When asked about how can the Proteas comeback in the series, Rabada stated  "In an ideal world, close to the perfect game, if a lot of people score runs and lot of people take wickets. Or you need individual brilliance. We'll take either."

"It's not generally that we something we talk about. We are experienced enough to know that cricket is a game of ups and downs. We just need to go back, see where we're going wrong, calm down and do our business on the field looking to turn the momentum over."

India and South Africa will play the third ODI in Cape Town today. 


By Anshuman Roy - 07 Feb, 2018

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