SA vs IND: Combined best XI of the ODI series

SA vs IND: Combined best XI of the ODI series

South Africa won the series 2-1.

South Africa cricket team
South Africa cricket team. (Photo Source: Twitter/South Africa)

India’s first overseas tour after the change of head coach along with the rest of the support staff comprised three Tests and as many ODIs against South Africa. The last time when India toured here was in 2017/18, they lost the Test series but dominated in the ODIs.

The Test series started on Boxing Day 2021, and after the loss of the series, India was keen to win the One Day International trophy. As the new permanent limited-overs skipper Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the series due to an injury, his deputy KL Rahul captained the side.

When India played ODIs here the previous time, they dominated the Proteas by conquering the series 5-1. However this time around, things went awry for the visitors and were whitewashed by the South African side. There are some players who performed well in the ODI series and let us take a look at the Best XI from both the teams in the series.

Best XI from SA vs IND ODI Series

1. Quinton De Kock (WK)

Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock
Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

Quinton De Kock, the South African wicket-keeper, was the star performer of the series and also won the Player of the Series award. His work behind the stumps was also much appreciated as he dismissed the batters with swift stumpings. He came into the ODI squad after his shock retirement in Test cricket.

After getting out for just 27 runs in the first match, he went on to score 78 in the second match. With this confidence, he hit his 17 ODI century smashing 124 runs off 130 deliveries powering South Africa to 287 batting first.

De Kock would not get a better start to this year. He ended as the highest run-getter of the series with 229 runs in three matches with an average and strike rate of 76.33 and 96.62 respectively. He also won two Player of the Match awards in the last two games.

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