South Africa vs India: Quinton De Kock Returns to Proteas Team While Kagiso Rabada Is Rested for Series

South Africa vs India: Quinton De Kock Returns to Proteas Team While Kagiso Rabada Is Rested for Series

  • Temba Bavuma will be looking to captain South Africa to another series win against India in the one day internationals
  • Quinton de Kock will return to the Proteas team after retiring from the test squad after the first test match against India
  • Kagiso Rabada will be rested for the series against India as South Africa look ahead to a tour to New Zealand

Quinton de Kock returns to the Proteas squad for the first of three one day internationals against India after retiring from the test team.

Kagiso Rabada who spearheaded the attack against India in the test has been rested for the upcoming series.

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South Africa and India will contest the first of three one day international matches today at Boland Park. Image: Seb Daly/ Michael Bradley
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The first of three ODI's will take place at Boland Park, Cricket South Africa confirmed on their Instagram account. Temba Bavuma will skipper the Proteas and be looking to continue his rich vein of form coming into the game.

Sport24 confirmed that Rabada was being rested ahead of the Proteas upcoming tour to New Zealand in February.

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South African fans are excited about the upcoming series and hope that the Proteas will claim another comprehensive victory.

@ZakesSA_12:

"All the best gents. #SAvIND #BetwayODISeries #BePartOfIt #ProteaFire"

@FreemanNgcobo:

"I'm ready for Malan, Temba & Quinton MASTERCLASS."

@PeterDust2:

Take my tips broo. Don't bowl overpitched deliveries against Virat. Bowl shorter good length deliveries around 4th/5th stumps mostly. Mix up deliveries to prevent prediction. Rely more on swing than on pace. Take 2 spinning options (at least). Don't take 1st batting"

@Root09347422:

"No chance for kohli, he will out for between 20 to 30 Runs. Century for David Miller"

Virat Kohli steps down as Indian test captain, won't be fined for stump mic tirade during game against Proteas

In other cricket news, India's then test captain Virat Kohli has escaped any punishment for his verbal tirade into the stump mic during the third test against South Africa at Newlands, Sports Brief earlier reported.

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India lost the third test match and the series which saw Kohli also step down as Indian test team captain. Kohli captained India's test team for the past seven years, leading them to 40 wins from 68 matches, SkySports confirmed.

Kohli's retirement news was soon overshadowed by the news that he would not be fined for his outburst during the final test. After Dean Elgar's dismissal was overturned by DRS, Kohli walked over to the stump mic to hurl insults and accusations.

Source: SportsBrief.com