TO THE POINT
Proteas/India: Real test on the door step
India the number 1 ODI side in the world taking on team number 5 in the world which I believe could be the highlight of the 2013 one day calendar.
The way I see it is the Proteas attack vs. the Indian batting line up which will determine the outcome of this one day series. On any given day no side would relish the idea facing Steyn, Morkel, Philander, Tsotsobe, Tahir but this India batting line up Kohli, Dhoni, Raina, Sharma, Singh, Jadeja and then all the bowlers can bat as well. Fletcher said they will be up for the bouncy wickets.
Our batsman should be better equipped to face and rather inexperienced. Indian bowling attack who does not include so called “unplayable” spinners like Ajmal/Afridi.
In the recent series against Australia the Indian bowlers were carted all over the place conceding loads of runs but in the end the powerful batting line up came to the rescue time after time.
My opinion is that it’s a blessing in disguise that Tendulkar has now retired as he made no impact over the last couple of seasons and was selected on sentiment rather than performance. After all who would drop him from a side???
So all systems go. Both sides at full strength and keenly awaiting the series.
I predict South Africa will scrape home if all batsman are on song but its going to be close encounters.
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