COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: South Africa vs India on February 18
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India would look to carry on their winning momentum from the 5-1 ODI series win to the T20I series when they take on South Africa in the first T20I at Johannesburg on Sunday. India will be boosted by the return of KL Rahul and Suresh Raina. South Africa have rested their star bowlers such as K Rabada, Morne Morkel to give youngsters a chance. It will be a tough task for them to be competitive against India in the T20I series. India would start favorite against South Africa in the T20I series. A young South Africa would aim to be competitive against India.
Best economical pick – Kuldeep Yadav had a dream run in the recently concluded ODI series. He bamboozled the South African batsmen and he eventually finished as the highest wicket-taker of the series with 17 wickets in six games at a jaw-dropping economy rate of 4.62.
Top captains & vice captains – Virat Kohli has displayed stupendous form in the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa. He also topped the charts of the highest-run scorers in a bilateral ODI series. He racked centuries at Durban, Cape Town, and Centurion respectively. Subsequently, he bagged three Man of the Match awards and eventually was crowned the Player of the Series. The Indian skipper amassed a mammoth 558 runs at an awe-inspiring average of 186. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled exceptionally during the games and was among the primary reasons why India managed to humble the Proteas in their own den. The wrist-spinner managed to rack up 16 wickets in six games and strangled the South African batsmen.
Smart pick – Shikhar Dhawan had shown exemplary form throughout the entire duration of the series. The left-handed batsman has taken India off to fliers on several occasions. Subsequently, he helped India storm into the ascendancy from the outset on most occasions. He racked up 323 runs in the six games at a staggering average of 64.60.
Cautious Pick – Rohit Sharma hasn’t been in the greatest of nicks. He looked good in patches in the opening four contests, but couldn’t convert his starts into substantial scores. Subsequently, he was heavily criticized for his lackluster performance.
My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Y Chahal (Vice-Captain), Kuldeep Yadav, AB De Villiers, Chris Morris, Shikhar Dhawan, Heinrich Klaasen, Jaydev Unadkat, Lokesh Rahul, David Miller, JJ Smuts