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Saturday, February 27, 2010

India v South Africa 3rd ODI at Ahmedabad – India will eye clean sweep

After record breaking win at Gwalior India will eye clean sweep against South Africa for the first time in the history of their international cricket when they will take South Africa in the third and final ODI at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.

India will look forward for clean sweep without some of the key players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh as well as Zaheer Khan but this will be great opportunity for some of the youngster to show their talents at international level.

Sachin Tendulakar, in particular, will be missed after his awe-inspiring and phenomenal knock of 200 not out at Gwalior that shattered the South African dreams of winning a one-day series in India for the first time ever.

But this will be great opportunity for players like Dinesh Karthik as well as uncapped player like Murali Vijay to show their talents. The Indian middle order is also look very ordinary, in the absence of Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, is full of pep and vigour but is vastly inexperienced compared to the regular one and the Proteas could not get a better opportunity to scythe through it.

South Africa on the other hand will look forward to play for their pride, in the last game of the series they would like to register a win so that they can salvage some of their pride. Their batting looks really a worry of concern for them throughout the series.

So far their batting looks really a main worry of concern for them, the star player like J.P.Duminy has failed to deliver in this tour. However they have the talent and they just need something to happen on their side to get going against the weak Indian lineup for the 3nrd game.

Likely Playing XI for both Teams (Match is Schedule to begin at 14:30 PM India Time)

India Squad: M Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, S.Sreesanth, Ashish Nehra, Sudeep Tyagi.

South Africa Squad: Herschelle Gibbs, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis (Captain), AB de Villiers, Alviro Petersen, Mark Boucher (WK), Albie Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Van der Merwe, Charl Langeveldt.


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 12:16 AM  
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