Poll: Who will be the best batsman in the India-South Africa ODI series?

India were expected to win the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against the touring South Africans but that didn’t happen. However the One-Day International (ODI) series will be a different ball game and much of both sides’ success will depend on how the batting department fares.

 

Both the sides are loaded up with world-class batsmen and starting Sunday, one can truly expect a run feast. Let’s have a look at the Indian batsmen and what their ODI batting records have to say.

 

 

Players M R HS Ave SR 100s 50s
Virat Kohli 161 6586 183 50.67 89.59 22 33
Rohit Sharma 138 4312 264 39.20 82.46 7 12
MS Dhoni 265 8620 183* 52.24 88.95 9 59
Shikhar Dhawan 64 2665 137 44.41 90.06 8 14
Suresh Raina 218 5500 116* 36.18 93.80 5 35
Ajinkya Rahane 58 1705 111 31.00 76.52 2 10

 

 

While India boasts of a very strong batting line-up, South Africans will be up for it. In AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, they have two of the best limited-overs batsmen but countering Indian spinners won’t be an easy task for them. Let’s look at the stats of South African batsmen.

 

 

Players M R HS Ave SR 100s 50s
AB de Villiers 190 8045 162* 53.27 99.16 20 47
Hashim Amla 121 5919 159 54.30 89.55 21 28
Faf du Plessis 77 2453 126 37.16 83.66 4 16
JP Duminy 143 3872 150* 39.51 83.77 4 21
David Miller 77 1745 138* 36.35 100.80 2 8
Quinton de Kock 47 1675 135 37.22 87.42 6 5

 

 

Who do you think among these will shine the most in the much anticipated ODI series which starts on Sunday.