Proteas sweat it out ahead of 1st ODI against India

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

A testimony to the competition between them in Test cricket was the recently concluded three-match series which was keenly fought. Durban will be the venue for the opening contest. "I believe it will be a great way to start the series thinking about the 2019 World Cup", says Rohit Sharma.

He continued, "As far as individuals are concerned they have been given specific roles". I think it's been a while since we played a six-match series. "Yes, it will be a good preparation".

This news will come as a major boost to India as de Villiers boasts an impressive record against them. "There is a fine line and we will try and ensure that whatever team we pick has an equal chance of winning but we have a goal and a vision leading up to the World Cup and we want to expose as many players as possible".

"Even though we won the first two Test matches, India competed and that's what you want to see from high profile teams".

"India is a phenomenal ODI side and they've managed to compete in all conditions around the world".

"But right now, you know you're going to be competitive, you want to win and you want to put big performances against the opposition". That is the most important thing. "Ideally, we'd like to go back, refresh, get some time, think about what we need to do and play another format".

"Guys will want to understand their roles‚ understand the game‚ understand how we want to play and the brand of cricket we want to play". "It is always important what you do outside India", said the India ODI opener. It is a long series. South African cricketer JP Duminy was all praise for the fightback India displayed in the final Test match.

"But yes, in a few months time, we'll be teammates".

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