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Preview: India vs South Africa, 1st ODI at Durban

by Sahir Usman Jan 31, 2018 • 22:50 PM

Durban, Jan 31 (CRICKETNMORE):  After losing the three-Test rubber 1-2, India will be eager to bounce back when they face South Africa in the opener of the six-match One-day International (ODI) series here on Thursday.

Despite losing the Test series, the Virat Kohli-led side will take a lot of heart from their performance in the final match in Johannesburg, which they won by 63 runs on a "poor" Wanderers pitch.

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Going into the ODIs, the visitors will also be bolstered by the arrival of the limited-overs experts, especially former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who seems to be able to infuse new confidence into the side with just his presence. 

With only 14 months to go for the 2019 ODI World Cup, India will also look to kick off their preparations in earnest during the series.

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India have a long limited-overs' schedule until their next big Test assignment -- the five-Test rubber against England in August.


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