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Former Captains Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock Still have Key Roles to Play for India, Proteas

Paarl - Two dismissed chiefs, Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock could assume huge parts in a three-match one-day global series between South Africa and India, beginning at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday.

Both previous captains can possibly be the main players for their separate sides.

For Kohli, it will be the primary ODI series since Rohit Sharma was named chief by the Indian selectors in December.

Despite the fact that Sharma needed to pull out from the series in South Africa due to injury, the captaincy was not gotten back to Kohli however was passed to KL Rahul.

Kohli, who captained India in 95 ODIs with a 65-27 win-misfortune proportion, made it clear after India's Test series rout last week that he could talk about the approaching one-day games absolutely "according to a player's perspective".

Kohli, who hence ventured down from the Test captaincy, said: "You are clearly exceptionally determined and inspired to act in any match you play for India. As a singular, I can say that I am anticipating the ODI series and I am headed to act in those ODI games."

De Kock was made South Africa's drawn-out white-ball commander in February 2020 and was made Test chief for four matches last season. Yet, he didn't appear to be agreeable in the job and a choice was made last March to place Temba Bavuma responsible for the white-ball groups, with Dean Elgar taking over as Test skipper.

De Kock, who was at that point because of missing the last two Tests against India on paternity leave, declared after the principal Test last month that he was resigning from Test cricket, in spite of the fact that he stayed accessible for restricted overs games.

The series marks De Kock's re-visitation of activity interestingly since turning into the dad of a child little girl. He tumbled to two apathetic shots in his last Test match and South Africa will expect a re-visitation of the free-streaming, spurred batsman who hit three centuries in progressive matches against India eight seasons back.

The series isn't important for the International Cricket Council's World Cup Super League however South Africa specifically will be quick to record their initial one-day series win since beating Australia 3-0 in March 2020 preceding cricket was adequately closed somewhere around the Covid-19 pandemic.

From that point forward, series against India and England have been cut short in light of the infection, they have lost against Pakistan and Sri Lanka and have needed to share the distinctions against Ireland and the Netherlands.

One match was lost, one won and one more come down off in Ireland and the primary match of a series against the Netherlands was cleaned out and the leftover matches delayed in light of the fact that South Africa was set on a Covid-19 travel "red rundown".

India won the main two ODI series they played in 2021, at home against England and away against Sri Lanka.


South Africa: Temba Bavuma (commander), Keshav Maharaj (bad habit chief), Quinton de Kock (wkt), Zubayr Hamza, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wkt).

India: KL Rahul (commander), Jasprit Bumrah (bad habit chief), Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wkt), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Prasidh Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wkt), Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.


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