Ind vs SA match today : Virat Kohli wants Team India to stay calm and composed ahead of the crucial ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match against South Africa today at The Oval in London.
It will be a virtual quarter final in the Ind vs SA match today as the winner advances to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Semi Finals while the loser gets knocked out, it’s as simple as that.
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The situation why the two teams find themselves in is because of their shock defeats. While South Africa lost out to Pakistan, India failed to defend a big target of 322 against underdogs Sri Lanka.
On paper, both India and South Africa look to match each other in all departments of the game. The only problem one can say for the Proteas is the form of their captain AB de Villiers.
The Oval pitch is most likely going to be yet another batting paradise and any total under 350 is likely to be difficult to defend. As per reports, the same pitch used for the Ind vs SL match will used for the Ind vs SA match today.
India are expected to bring in R Ashwin in the place of one of the pacers, probably Umesh Yadav. Even with that India still has three new ball bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.
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Going by the last match, Ravindra Jadeja could easily be dropped for returning with expensive figures. However, given that the South Africans aren’t that naturally gifted batsmen against spin, Ravindra Jadeja will be most likely be retained.
The team that ensures that the ball doesn’t come on to the bat is predicted to win the Ind vs SA match today at London in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. South Africa too has some decent slow bowling options in leggie Imran Tahir and JP Duminy.