After losing the Test series, the Indian team was expected to start the ODI series, but the result was the same. In the first ODI against South Africa, the Indian team lost by 31 runs. The Indian team failed in both batting and bowling. As for the Indian team, their performance was so bad that there were so many players and these players became the biggest villains to India’s defeat. If these players had shown better play, the Indian team would have won.
1. Rishabh Pant
Up to a point the Indian team was moving towards victory. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan took the team to the brink of victory by scoring a half-century but lost due to poor play in the middle order by Team India. After the goalie-shiker was ruled out, the biggest responsibility for accumulating runs was on Rishabh Bandh, but he failed miserably as he could not take runs. Accordingly, he had scored 16 off 22 balls. This is because of the very slow batting of Rishabh Pant.
2. Shreyas Iyer
Iyer was given the opportunity to replace Suryakumar Yadav who was running in a dangerous position but he failed to use this opportunity properly. Shreyas Iyer scored 17 off 17 balls against South Africa. When a big innings was expected from Iyer, he left Team India stunned. In such a situation it seems very difficult for him to play in the next match.
3. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
At the end of the match, captain KL Rahul himself admitted that our bowlers had given up more than 20 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not been seen in his flow for a long time. His balls did not show in his favour. In the first ODI too, the African batsmen plundered runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave up 64 runs in 10 overs and did not take a wicket.
4. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer took KKR to the final of IPL 2021, but Venkatesh Iyer was unable to continue his excellent form against South Africa. He made his debut for the Indian team in this match. Captain KL Rahul was not bowled and Iyer could not show any great achievement in batting. Venkatesh Iyer was able to score only 2 runs off 7 balls.
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