THE INDIA Vs South Africa one-day series is all set to begin on February 21and the fans are expecting great cricket to be played during the one-day matches on the line of the scintillating test series between the two countries, which captivated the cricket lovers across the world.
Both the team would want to win the three one-day match series to come out the best amongst the two teams. South Africa in particular would want to avenge their innings defeat in the Calcutta test and leave India on winning note.
India Vs South Africa one-day series would also be used by South Africa to test the ability of its players to adapt to Indian conditions in view of the Cricket World Cup scheduled in 2011. This series will give a chance to players of both the sides to impress upon the selectors with their performances.
South Africa would be playing without their captain Graeme Smith, who has fractured his left little finger. His absence would give the in-form Hashim Amla, a chance to showcase his talent in the one-day arena.
Proteas would be captained by none other than Jacques Kallis, who has been the spine of South African batting in both forms of the game. Like South Africa, India too would be missing the services of Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan due to minor injuries. Ace spinner Harbhajan Singh would also give the series a miss due to personal reasons.
India: Mahendra Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Sudeep Tyagi, Praveen Kumar, Abhishek Nayar, Yusuf Pathan, Amit Mishra.
South Africa: Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, Loots Bosman, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Johan Botha, Roelof van der Merwe, Charl Langeveldt, Alviro Petersen.
Ind Vs SA One-day series: Schedule, preview,all details
February 21 : Jaipur, Day-night match
February 24 : Gwalior, Day-night match
February 27 : Ahmedabad, Day-night match