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Watch – Team India Prepares For First ODI Against South Africa In Paarl

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After having faced a 1-2 Test series defeat against South Africa, Team India are all set to take on South Africa in the ODI series, starting from Wednesday. Ahead of the 1st match at Boland Park in Paarl, all the players were be seen practising hard.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has uploaded a video of their preparations. They shared the clip with the caption: #TeamIndia all set and raring to go for the 1st ODI. #SAvIND.”

In the video, Team India captain for the series, KL Rahul, stated that every game is a great opportunity for them to go out there and get better as well. Notably, he has been appointed captain for the one-day series in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out from the entire series due to a hamstring injury.

Rahul said: “There are a few new guys coming in to the team. They bring in new energy and we are excited and hungry to go out there and finish the series on a good note. Every one-day or T20 that we play from now on will be a great challenge and a great learning for us as a team, which is really important leading to the World Cup. Having said that, for us it is about going out there every game and try and enjoy whatever comes our way.”

Learned A Lot From Great Captains Like MS and Virat: KL Rahul

While speaking ahead of the ODI series, Rahul stated that he has learned a lot from former India captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli and he will use those learnings while leading the team.

He revealed: “I have played under great captains like MS and Virat, so there’s so much I’ve learned from them. I can use all that when I captain more games for my country and I am human will make mistakes along the way but I will learn and get better. The ODI series is a fresh start and it is a great opportunity to captain my country.”


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