MS Dhoni     AFP
MS Dhoni AFP

MS Dhoni last played for India on December 24, 2017 in Mumbai against Sri Lanka in the final T20I. Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in December 2014, had a long break during India vs South Africa three-match Test series.

Dhoni was seen practicing in the nets ahead of the first ODI in Durban. BCCI tweeted a video saying When @msdhoni has a go at the nets #TeamIndia #SAvIND.

India have never won a bilateral limited over series in South Africa and have won only five out of the 28 ODIs they have played so far. However the team has shown great intensity and challenged the host in the Test series. They have even maintained their record at Wanderers by winning the last Test.

India may have lost the Test series 2-1 but a big positive was bowling out South Africa in all three matches. Even Faf du Plessis praised the Indian bowling attack in the press conference on the eve of the first ODI.