Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)
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India and South Africa face off in a three-match ODI series after the end the Test series which they lost 2-1. The first two games of the IND vs ODI series (January 19, 21) will be played in Paarl while Cape Town will host the third ODI on January 23. This is also the first ODI series for both teams in the new calendar year of 2022. Both teams have announced their squads for the series with KL Rahul leading India while Temba Bavuma leading the Protean side.

The Indian batsman would like to make amends in the ODI series. With no Rohit Sharma in the series, KL Rahul will be opening the batting as he confirmed in the pre-match press conference. Along with him, Shikhar Dhawan will be opening from the other end. Virat Kohli will play as a player along with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer who have been drafted into the side for the white-ball series. 

In this article, we will take a look at five Indian batsmen with best batting average against South Africa in ODIs. 

IND vs SA ODI: 5 Indian Players With The Best ODI Batting Average In South Africa

Virat Kohli – 86.88

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: BCCI)

The former Indian skipper tops the list of Indians with the best batting average against South Africa. He scored 558 runs when India toured the rainbow nation last in 2018. He heads into this series with a few records up his sleeve. He is 26 runs sort of becoming the second-highest run-getter against the Proteas. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 2001 runs with Kohli on 1287 runs.

Also Read: SA vs IND: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa– India vs South Africa 2022, 1st ODI

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Anshuman Roy

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