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| On Jul 28, 2021 11:41 AM IST

IND vs SA Dream11 Captain: Kohli, de Kock and Dhawan primed to shine

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Two-time World Cup winners India start their campaign rated second best as per the books. India would want to start on a front foot against struggling South Africa at The Rose Bowl on Wednesday.

There is certainly enough firepower in the ranks with Kohli supported by Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and talisman MS Dhoni. Not to forget, the spin twins and Bumrah.

Now, let’s look at the prime contenders to shine, three potential IND vs SA Dream11 Captain choices

 

1. Virat Kohli

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Kohli has been a phenomenal ODI batsman and his game has only grown with each game. The Indian skipper is expected to make another massive impact. Here’s why

Batting average in last 10 ODIs: 60.8

No. of hundreds in last 10 ODIs: 3

Batting average against South Africa (last 10 ODIs): 142.66

No. of hundreds against South Africa in last 10 ODIs: 4

Batting average in England (last 10 ODIs): 77.16

 

Read: South Africa vs India, Head-to-Head in World Cups, Stats and More

 

2. Quinton de Kock

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Quinton de Kock is the most prolific South Africa batsman in the last two years. The wicket-keeper batsman can be the man to revive South Africa’s campaign. Here’s why

Batting average in last 11 ODIs: 51.27

Batting average against India (last 8 ODIs): 53.3

No. of hundreds against India in last 8 ODIs: 2

Batting average in England (last 8 ODIs): 42.12

 

3. Shikhar Dhawan

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Man-of-the-tournament at ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England, Shikhar Dhawan will come out confident onto the field. He can be India’s hero again and give them a winning start in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Batting average in last 10 ODIs: 40.55

No. of hundreds in last 10 ODIs: 1

Batting average against South Africa (last 10 ODIs): 53.44

No. of hundreds against South Africa in last 10 ODIs: 1

Batting average in England (last 10 ODIs): 65.11

 

Read: South Africa star ruled out of ICC World Cup 2019, replacement named