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The IND vs SA series will be Team India‘s very first ODI series in 2022. They have a lot more white-ball cricket to play as the year progresses and would like to start on a winning note. The three-match IND vs SA ODI series will be played between January 19-21. The first two games will be played in Paarl while Cape Town will host the third and final ODI.

Both India and South Africa have named their respective ODI squads. India will be led by KL Rahul, while Temba Bavuma will be the Protean skipper. There are some class players on both sides which will make the IND vs SA ODI series a riveting contest. Heading into this series, India are placed fourth while the hosts are fifth on the ICC ODI rankings. In this article, we will take a look at 3 key battles to watch out for in the IND vs SA ODI series.

IND vs SA ODI: 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For

Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada

Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada
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Intense players from the two respective teams, Kagiso Rabada and Virat Kohli had had some intense battles whenever both these teams have played in any format. While the growth of Rabada as an international cricketer is an inspirational story, the release of the pressure of captaincy might make Kohli a better player than before.

The Rabada vs Kohli battle is the subplot of the ODI series in the absence of Rohit Sharma. In the ODI format, Rabada has picked the wicket of Virat on two occasions.

Also Read: IND vs SA ODI: 3 Indian Players Who Can Replace Washington Sundar In The ODI Squad 

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Anshuman Roy

A Cricket And Sports Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.