IND vs SA: Three crucial players that need to perform too for India’s victory

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South Africa defeated Team India in the first ODI of the three match series.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first and managed to put a good total of 296 runs at the loss of 4 wickets on board and then restricted India on 265 to win the match by 31 runs.

Both Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen smashed amazing centuries and lead Proteas to a great total.

Rassie van der Dussen was awarded with the player of the match for his splendid unbeaten knock of 129 runs of just 96 balls.

Three Crucial Players

Team India continue to move on their losing skid with the embarassing chase fail in the first ODI.

Men in Blue did get on a great start and Both Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan smashed good half century but the middle order collapsed followed by it just couldn’t save it.

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Shardul Thakur scored a half century too by the end of the Innings but he alone wasn’t enough to promise the victory.

This match could be added as another failed chapter into KL Rahul’s captaincy book.

KL Rahul yet again failed to perform with bat when he is under the pressure of the captaincy cap.

The players that need to improve and play great knocks in the upcoming matches are

1)KL Rahul

KL Rahul will have a big responsibility to support Shikhar Dhawan and help India with a strong start.

Unlike the previous match where KL Rahul failed both as a batsman and skipper, he needs to pull up his socks and show what we all know him for.

The match would be really crucial for his captaincy future too as his skills as a skipper has always been a matter of question.

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2) Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is undoubtedly one of the most important player in the middle order, apart from his explosive power and ability to hit the ball outside the boundary lane, he needs to play big knocks.

3) Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer usually bat in number four and that is a really important position, it puts lots of pressure on you with responsibility to take the game ahead.

The Indian top order did gave a great start but India still lost the match because the middle order failed to use the start.

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