Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

India wins toss and bats vs. South Africa in 4th ODI

India wins toss and bats vs. South Africa in 4th ODI

He has missed the earlier three matches due to an injury.

Shattered by back-to-back injuries, South Africa opted to bowl first in the third One Day International (ODI) at Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday, wherein the Host enjoy the winning percentage of 84.84. While De Kock continued his poor run from the Test series inspite of good starts, Markram too has failed to make much of a difference.

South Africa has been literally decimated by India in the ongoing ODI series.

Coming back with such messiah-like expectations can be hard for de Villiers. That includes the incredible 149 off 44 against West Indies three years ago.

The fourth ODI will be held on February 10.

The Proteas never looked in contention after the removal of JP Duminy (51) and lost their last five wickets for 29 runs as they were skittled for 179, meaning they must win in Johannesburg in to keep hopes of sharing the series alive.

Are older, even exhausted spinner-friendly wickets being prepared when South Africans can't play effectively on them? In light of all this, we mention the boxes that South Africa will have to get ticked in order to create a turnaround. "I experienced that today, and that was an wonderful feeling", he added.

The Proteas would be again looking up to AB De Villiers to counter the spin threat. I think AB de Villiers being AB de Villiers is a very risky player. So, they are waiting for the ball to bounce off the pitch to see which way it is going to turn. They might go for 6 an over, we knew that but they will pick up 3-4 wickets between them.

The South Africa ODI squad for the fourth ODI squad is as follows.

"I think we are all dying to put on a good performance tomorrow and to show that we can really play this game and what we are capable of", he added.

"Jeepers, AB is AB", Chris Morris said when asked of the implications of de Villiers' return. "He brings that calmness, he brings that experience", said Morris.

"I wouldn't say there are any new plans to be very honest". So it's a special occasion. But. this time conditions are different, players are different and also form is different. So there could be extra on offer for seamers only if there is a bit of rain.

"You always want to get the main dog out in a team".

Adams, though, believes South Africa need more than just De Villiers' individual brilliance to haul them out of the hole they find themselves in. It will quite necessary for the team to register in this game as the team has already faced defeat in the Test series.

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