South Africa vs India 4th ODI Preview. Johannesburg. The platform is set for Indian cricket team to create a new history. So far India is dominating the six-match ODI series against the hosts by 3–0 and looking forward to winning its first-ever ODI series at South African Soil. Now India needs only one victory to wrap – up the series.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli has been on fire so far in the series and already scaled two hundred run marks. Shikhar Dhawan has also shown some class in last two matches. The batting looks strong at the top. With this strong performance of batsmen, India will look to seal the series here at Johannesburg on Saturday. However, Rohit Sharma’s bad form is still a matter of concern for the Indian team.
In all last three ODI matches South Africa has been failed to play Indian wrist-spinners. Yajuvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been outstanding against the Protease. No batsmen of South Africa could play them well. So this is again going to be a plus point for India.
The South African team is not even pretending as No. 1 side as their many regular players are suffering from injuries. The good news for South Africa is, that their star 360-degree player AB de Villiers is returning to the field from tomorrow. The return of de Villiers will not only boost the batting performance of the team but also provide a positive vibe on the side.
If India wins the 4th ODI tomorrow at the ground of New Wanders, Johannesburg then India will also win the crown of ICC No. 1 ODI Team. However, once in the tour of 2010-11 India came this close to win the ODI series under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, when they were ahead by 2-1 in the series, but unfortunately, India ended up with the series loss by 3-2. So Virat and company need to learn from the previous experiences and proceed carefully.
When and where to watch the 4th ODI:
The live action of 4th ODI between South Africa and India will begin at 04:30 PM IST ( 1100 Hrs GMT). The live action can be seen on the Sony Ten Network. However, the live match can be seen online on SONY LIV APP and its website.
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav. Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
South Africa Squad:
Aiden Markram (C), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen. David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo. Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo.