India vs South Africa: Hosts use five wrist spinners in the nets to counter threat of Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

Leggie Chahal and chinaman Yadav have wreaked havoc in the series, picking 13 wickets in the first two matches.

PTI, Feb,06 2018

Cape Town: South Africa called as many as five wrist spinners in the nets ahead of the third ODI against India on Wednesday, hoping it will help their struggling batsmen combat the combined threat of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Leggie Chahal and chinaman Yadav have wreaked havoc in the series, picking 13 wickets in the first two matches.

Yuzvendra Chahal, left, and Kuldeep Yadav have made the cut for South Africa series. AP

Yuzvendra Chahal, left, and Kuldeep Yadav have made the cut for South Africa series. AP

Pacer Kagiso Rabada said the team's performance so far has been unacceptable.

"Its not acceptable at all. India are a strong team. They've just beaten Australia (at home) comprehensively. I know they've been playing all their games at home, but they've been playing good cricket," said Rabada.

"It doesn't help that we have been going through a few changes and not been in the best form since the Champions Trophy in one-day cricket. We are still trying to catch up at the moment," he added.

The hosts have also been set back with a host of injuries. AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock have all been ruled out of the remaining matches on this Indian tour.

India lead the six-match ODI series 2-0.

Published Date: Feb 06, 2018 | Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018




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1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
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2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
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2 Australia 2345 123
3 India 3547 122
4 New Zealand 2940 118
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114