India will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on South Africa in a three-match one-day series that will be played in India from 12th March. Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the series while Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar make their return to the limited-overs squad after recovering from injuries. Mayank Agarwal has been dropped from ODI squad while Shubham Gill has been included as a reserve opener.
On the other hand, South Africa have been included uncapped George Linde, Janneman Malan and Keshav Maharaj for this series. Quinton de Kock will lead the side for this ODI series..
Here are some of key statistics with regards to India vs South Africa 2020 ODI Series.
7 victories for India against South Africa out of the last eight one-day matches played since January 2018. Last time, South Africa managed to beat India in the five-match series played in India in 2015.
64.35 is the average for Indian Captain Virat Kohli against South Africa in the 50-over format. Kohli has accumulated 1287 runs from 27 one-day games with four centuries and six half-centuries to his name. He will be looking to get back to form with the bat for India in this three-match one-day series.
6 wickets needed by Indian pacer Mohammad Shami to complete 150 wickets in the 50-over format. Shami currently has claimed 144 wickets at an average of 25.42 with nine four-wicket hauls to his name.
13 wickets needed by India’s left-arm spinner Ravendra Jadeja to complete 200 wickets in the 50-over format. Spinner Ravendra Jadeja currently has claimed 187 wickets at an average of 36.57 with an economy rate of 4.89.
133 runs needed by Captain Virat Kohli to complete 12,000 runs in the one-day internationals Kohli currently has scored 11867 runs in 248 one-day matches at an average of 59.33 with 43 centuries to his name.
9 wickets needed by Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to complete 100 wickets in one-day internationals. He has claimed 91 wickets in 52 matches at an average of 25.83.