India (IND) and South Africa (SA) are set to face off in the third one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series at Boland Park in Paarl. Let’s delve into the three Indian players to watch out for in the game.
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Renowned for his elegant and classy batting technique, Ruturaj Gaikwad encountered a setback in the initial two matches of the series. Despite emerging as the leading run-scorer in the recent T20I series against Australia, he struggled to leave a mark in the ongoing ODI series. Driven by the determination to bounce back from the disappointment of the previous matches, Gaikwad would be all set for a resilient comeback in the upcoming game.
2. Sanju Samson
There has been much talk about Sanju Samson’s place in the team, and his fans often express their disappointment on social media whenever he is not selected. However, in this series, it’s a significant opportunity for him. Unfortunately, he failed to impress in the second ODI where he got a chance to bat. This might be one final opportunity for him, considering the competition in the squad, and he will be eager to prove his worth.
3. Kuldeep Yadav
In the last match, South African batters took him to the cleaners rather easily, which is rare to see. He came into the ODI series after a brilliant three-wicket haul in the last T20I of the series. Going forward, it will be interesting to see how the Proteas play him in the decider. He will be eager to showcase his prowess and contribute to winning the match and series for the Indian team.