India opener Rohit Sharma seems to be having a great time with the fans off the field as India gear up to play the first of the six-match ODI series in Durban. Rohit, who is confident of putting up a great show in the one-dayers for his side, was seen posing for some photos with the fans after a net session that gave the crowd, which had assembled to see India's practice session ahead of the series opener, a lot to cheer about. BCCI took to Twitter and uploaded a couple of images and captioned it as, "Sparing some time post practice - ODI vice-captain @ImRo45 #TeamIndia #SAvIND."
India will not tinker with their opening combination in the first match and Rohit along and Shikhar Dhawan look set to open the proceedings for the visiting side. Having lost the Test series 1-2, India would look to get off to a winning start in the one-day series and with AB de Villiers out with a finger injury in the first three matches, the visitors would look to take full advantage of his absence.
India have a long limited-overs' schedule until their next big Test assignment this year.
They play six ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals here, a T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka and then three ODIs and three T20Is in England and Ireland, with the 2018 IPL season thrown in, before the five-Test series in England later in August.
At the same time, the Men in Blue will be intent on winning their first-ever bilateral ODI series on the South African soil.
- Rohit Sharma, in all likelihood will open the batting for India
- India would look to get off to a winning start against South Africa
- Rohit Sharma seems to be having a great time with the fans
|1||Virat Kohli India||935|
|2||Steven Smith Australia||919|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||835|
|5||David Warner Australia||812|
|1||James Anderson England||899|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|4||Ravindra Jadeja India||812|
|5||Trent Boult New Zealand||795|
|1||Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli||862|
|2||David Warner||David Warner||861|
|3||AB de Villiers||AB de Villiers||847|
|4||Joe Root||Joe Root||798|
|5||Kane Williamson||Kane Williamson||779|
|1||Josh Hazlewood||Josh Hazlewood||732|
|2||Imran Tahir||Imran Tahir||718|
|3||Mitchell Starc||Mitchell Starc||701|
|4||Kagiso Rabada||Kagiso Rabada||685|
|5||Sunil Narine||Sunil Narine||683|
|1||Aaron Finch Australia||891|
|2||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||842|
|3||Lokesh Rahul India||812|
|4||Colin Munro New Zealand||801|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||765|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||723|
|3||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||700|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||685|
|5||Mitchell Santner New Zealand||665|
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