We are all set for India’s first match in the World Cup against Brutal South Africa. It’s a competition between the Indian batsman and the venomous South African bowlers. Both teams are very well balanced but the South African team has more confidence on their bowlers rather than their batting but on the other hand, India has one of the strongest batsmen in the team and now the bowlers as well. Now South Africa can’t afford to lose any other match after losing two consecutive matches against England and Bangladesh and they should now want to take advantage of playing against India in their first game of the tournament. They also got bad news for the team that one of their finest bowlers, Lungi Ngidi is ruled out of the match against India with a Hamstring Injury. So the team will have to face some problems now as he is the world-class bowler and a very big part of the teams bowling attack.
India’s Batting attack VS South African Bowling
Now we talk about India’s batting, the first name comes to our mind is Indian Captain Virat Kohli himself. Why not? He is one of the best batsmen in the world with more than 10000 runs in the ODI’s consisting 41 centuries and 49 half-centuries. This player has the ability to create a hole in any of the bowling attacks in the world. According to the past records, Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in the India Vs South Africa matches with more than 1200 runs
since 2010. Virat Kohli had the last year with his bat as he scored more than 1200 runs in just 14 matches and one of that series was against South Africa at their home only. India thrashed the South African team last year in the ODI series and won it very easily. We have the most dangerous batsman Rohit Sharma with a number of records on his name and on the other hand, we have Shikhar Dhawan who is also in decent form as seen in the recent IPL. This is the only opening pair where both the players are ranked in Top 10 ODI Batsman rankings. We all know what these two can do to their opponents, as we have seen them batting very well together over the past years. Rohit Sharma is the one and the only batsman in the world who has scored 3 double centuries with the highest score of 264 in the ODI’s. They both can take the match single-handedly from the opponents. India also has the experience of M.S Dhoni, K.L Rahul, Hardik Pandya, and others as well.
On the other side, if we talk about the South African bowling attack then Kagiso Rabada is the main asset and will be the leader of the bowling attack. He has troubled all the world-class batsman with his bowling. His aggression with his experience makes this young player more successful. South Africa was always good in their bowling as they had a lot of bowling legends as Kallis and Shaun Pollock. After their one of the main bowler, Lungi Ngidi is injured then Dale Steyn, the most experienced player in the team has to come forward and take all these responsibilities on his shoulders. They also have their x-factor bowler Imran Tahir who has a very good record against India in the ODI’s. He can be a problem for the Indian batsman with his tremendous leg spins. The bowlers have to bowl on their strengths to win these crucial matches. The South African bowlers are performing consistently very well and taking wickets at a very good average from time to time. They also have Chris Morris who can bowl fast and take few wickets whenever needed. So this is the pure competition between the Indian Batting and South African bowling.