They tended to take wickets by frustrating the batters, and not outsmarting them, a strategy that was not going to work in any given situation or bowling conditions.
While the hosts didn't rename a replacement for de Kock, young keeper Heinrich Klaasen, who finished as the third highest run-getter in South Africa's domestic one-day tournament, is expected to make his ODI debut. They feel at the top of their game when they have the pitches supporting them even a little bit.
Both Kuldeep and Chahal have spoken separately of the encouragement from "Virat bhaiya", gushing about the captain giving them the confidence to be attacking, reassuring them that it didn't matter to him if they went for runs, and they could continue to look for wickets. "Going ahead in these conditions now, and we are going to play the World Cup away from home, that I think is going to be the massive factor for us". These two bowlers who aren't afraid to toss up the ball are making life really tough for the batsmen and the fact that these two have already scalped 21 wickets in the ongoing series speak for their potentials.
According to statistics that appeared in Scroll.in, off-spinner Ashwin's ODI bowling average of 31.93 until the 2015 event had risen to an abysmal 47.3 after it.
After Kohli scored his 34th ODI century with a sublime 160 not out to take India to 303/6, Yadav and Chahal once again tied the home teams in knots with match-winning spells of 4/23 and 4/46, respectively. "We haven't been playing them well; we've been a bit tentative towards them".
The skipper said that it was just outstanding to see the two wrist spinners run through the South African batting line-up and totally spinning a web around the opposition. "They (Chahal and Yadav) haven't made it easy for us to get the ones even", Duminy said after South Africa's defeat in the third ODI in Cape Town on Wednesday.More news: Kohli hits 34th ODI Hundred, makes it 3-0 for India
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The duo of Kuldeep and Chahal have shared 13 wickets among them from the two ODIs so far.
"They've always, every over they've asked two-three questions of the batsmen, that is something outstanding". They might get hit for 70-odd in the next game. But there is no problem in that because you know that if they bowl attacking lines then they will end up picking wickets every game. As I said we will have more intensity and more passion when we step out for the fourth game.
"I wouldn't say there are any new plans, to be very honest".
"There's no doubt that we will reconvene after this game and break down where we are going wrong". "In limited overs, he did well enough for us to understand that he can be a handful here (SA)". Maybe situations have caused a bit of tentativeness. "You never know what happens in the future but I am really happy at the moment".
When he made his Test debut against Australia at Dharamsala early past year, Kuldeep became the first specialist chinaman bowler to represent India at the worldwide level.