COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: South Africa vs India on February 7
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India will look to take a 3-0 lead in the ODI series against South Africa when Virat Kohli and his men lock horns with the Proteas in the third ODI at Cape Town on Wednesday. India have comprehensively beaten South Africa in the last two ODIs. And they will target nothing but a series win in South Africa and wrest the top ODI rank from their opponents. South Africa will go all guns blazing in the third ODI to pull things back in the series. India have the edge over South Africa in the third ODI as Virat Kohli and his men have been ruthless in their approach in the ODI series so far. South Africa have been troubled with the absence of top stars such as ABD and Faf. India will be the favorite once again in the third ODI.
Best economical pick – The surface in Centurion looked like a track that would assist the spinners. The moment Indian skipper saw the ball turn early on in the innings and called up Kuldeep Yadav to bowl inside the first 10 overs of the innings. Kuldeep responded well by dismissing Aiden Markram on the very first ball of his spell. He returned with figures of 3/20 in the six overs that he bowled.
Top captains & vice captains – Virat Kohli continued his good form of Durban in Centurion as well. He stitched an unbeaten stand for the second wicket to help India notch up a clinical 9 wicket win in the series. He scored an unbeaten 46 off 50 deliveries with four boundaries and a six.Yuzvendra Chahal was the star of the show for team India. The leggie got rid of Quinton de Kock in his very first over. He then broke the partnership between JP Duminy and Khaya Zondo that looked like rebuilding the South African innings. He accounted for both their dismissals. Later, he dismissed Chris Morris and Morne Morkel to complete his maiden ODI five-for. Chahal finished with figures of 5/22 in his 8.2 overs on the day.
Smart pick – Shikhar Dhawan was unlucky to have missed out on scoring big in the previous game. He had got off to a decent start but his knock was cut short after a miscommunication at the crease. Dhawan certainly looked very good in this game as well. He scored a brilliant fifty to steer India over the line in the match. He played his shots freely and remained unbeaten on 51 that came off 56 deliveries with 9 boundaries to his name.
Cautious Pick – Hardik Pandya was the weak link in the Indian bowling attack in the 2nd ODI. In the five overs that he bowled, he gave away as many as 34 runs with an economy rate of 6.8.
My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Y Chahal (Vice-Captain), Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, MS Dhoni,Shikhar Dhawan, Aiden Markram, Ajinkya Rahane