India. (Photograph Supply: BCCI)

Issues regarded bleak for the Indian crew after a disheartening loss within the collection opener towards South Africa. However a younger Indian crew led by veteran opening batter Shikhar Dhawan accomplished a convincing comeback within the collection within the third ODI in Delhi to clinch the three-match collection 2-1.

As India stitched collectively back-to-back complete victories within the collection, allow us to have a look at the speaking factors from the collection finale earlier than listening to the feedback of the 2 skippers.

Mohammed Siraj Australia sure?

India’s T20I contingent is presently warming as much as the T20 World Cup in Australia with out their fifteenth squad member after Jasprit Bumrah’s damage dominated him out from the upcoming event. With Mohammed Shami’s health shrouded in ambiguity, Mohammed Siraj has supplied his possibilities a serious enhance after a scintillating bowling show within the third ODI. His opening spell arrange the win for India within the collection finale.

Indian spin division is in good arms

Whereas Kuldeep Yadav grabbed the headlines after eliminating 4 Protean batters in 4 over spell, it was the younger spinning duo of Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Ahmed who caught the attention by sharing 4 wickets between them. Sundar opened the floodgates for India by dismissing Quinton de Kock within the powerplay earlier than Shahbaz produced two jaffas to prize out Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen. 

What subsequent for South Africa?

South Africa got here into the collection with hopes of claiming essential factors for the automated qualification to subsequent yr’s World Cup towards a second string Indian aspect. They began off properly after defeating India on the primary ODI however failed to put a glove on the hosts within the following two video games to finish the collection in a whimper. They might want to choose themselves up for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, which might go well with their gamers.

Profitable skipper, Shikhar Dhawan stated:

I’m pleased with the boys, the way in which they performed within the collection. The way in which they carried the responsibiity and confirmed maturity. Want to thank the assist employees. We confirmed numerous character within the first recreation, we dropped a number of catches, however we by no means actually put strain on ourselves. We tried to stay to the method. I’m having fun with the journey, I will attempt to hold performing properly for my crew. The boys confirmed nice character on such robust batting pitches.

Dropping skipper David Miller stated:

It was very robust. Did not assist scoring simply 99. Disappointing outcome immediately, to complete off the collection in that means. There was a little bit of spin, and it was two paced, it was cheesy because it was beneath covers as a result of rain. We had been actually good in sure areas, we managed to search out our ft. We simply want to increase the nice durations relating to ODIs.

Participant of the match Kuldeep Yadav stated:

Feeling very pleased, to be sincere. Getting the Participant of the Match award, the wicket was excellent and I’m having fun with my bowling. I’m not pondering an excessive amount of concerning the outcome, simply specializing in the method and specializing in my rhythm. I’m attempting to bowl in good areas. Not pondering an excessive amount of, my subsequent goal is to carry out properly in Syed Mushtaq Ali event.

Participant of the collection Mohammed Siraj stated:

Performing towards a very good crew offers you numerous confidence. I needed to take the accountability. I strive to determine the best lengths at first of the innings. As a quick bowler you want that fireside and keenness inside you. Pleased with my efficiency, and pleased to get this Participant of the Collection award.