India will be high on confidence after their recent wins in the 50-over format © IANS
India will be high on confidence after their recent wins in the 50-over format © IANS

 

Dec 5, 2013

 

India take on South Africa in the first One-Day International (ODI) game of their three-match series at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Thursday. You can watch the official live streaming of the first ODI at CricketCountry free here.

 

For the Indian side, it will be an exercise to reaffirm faith in their young batsmen. This is the same bunch that has been busy lighting up cricket grounds with some breathtaking stroke-play. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, each have scored more than thousand runs in ODIs played this calendar year, each of them averaging over fifty.

 

There can be two ways to look at this statistic. First, they have scored runs in India, England, West Indies and Zimbabwe, in different conditions. Their confidence is sky-high at the moment and in their respective purple patches, all they can think of is playing the next match and batting on.  Their great run has meant that the Indian batting has started to look top-heavy, and this is the second point, albeit a bit worrisome.

 

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Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the first ODI between India vs South Africa at Johannesburg here

 

Catch online live streaming of India vs South Africa ODI series here