Watch: ‘Motivated’ Team India gears up for ODI series in South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Watch: 'Motivated' Team India gears up for ODI series in South Africa | Cricket News - Times of India

After India shared the honors with the hosts South Africa In the T20I series, KL Rahul Will step into the captaincy role and lead the visitors in three matches. ODI series i start Johannesburg on Sunday.
India leveled the T20I series 1-1 after a decisive win. The first match played in Durban was lost while the second match was won by the Proteas.

Suryakumar Yadav, who scored a century in India’s win to level the T20I series, led the team in the shortest format in the absence of the injured Hardik Pandya.

It will now be Rahul’s turn to lead the way in the 50-over format, followed by Rohit Sharma in the two-Test series.

“We are looking forward to it,” ODI captain Rahul said in a video posted by BCCI on ‘X’. “It’s a big challenge to come to South Africa and play against South Africa in their home conditions.”
The video shows footage of the team’s training session ahead of the series opener at the New Wanderers Stadium.
“A lot of new faces, so obviously they will be motivated and want to take their chances and do well for their team and their country,” Rahul can be heard saying in the video.

“The guys who are here in the squad are very deserving of being in the national team. They have all done really well. I have faith in each and every one of them, and the selectors have shown faith and given them this opportunity. Diya, so let’s trust all of them to work, fight really hard and win the series,” said Rahul.

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