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South Africa vs India 2018: 5 positives for India from this tour

ANALYST
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5.40K   //    26 Feb 2018, 04:16 IST

India moved to number 1 in the ICC ODI rankings with a series win
India moved to number 1 in the ICC ODI rankings with a series win

The epic clash between South Africa and India was the most anticipated series in 2018. After performing exceptionally well in the home season, a lot of people believed that Virat Kohli and co would create history on the African tour.

The whole tour as expected turned out to be very competitive as Proteas clinched the Test series while the Indian team showed a lot of character winning their last Test in Johannesburg.

India had lost the Test series by 2-1 and faced a lot of criticism but with ODI and T20 series win, it proved to be a successful tour.

As the African safari has finally ended, let us find out the biggest positives for team India from this tour.


#5 Comeback of Suresh Raina

Raina made comeback into the Indian team almost after 2 years
Raina made comeback into the Indian team almost after 2 years

The main highlight of the T20 series was the comeback of Suresh Raina in the international arena. Before coming back into this Indian team, Raina had scored 314 runs in 9 matches with 2 fifties and one brilliant century.

Raina played well in the series and scored 89 runs in 3 matches. He dint scored many runs but made a huge impact in the batting powerplay. In fact, he was Man of the Match in decider match for his brilliant 43 and took an important of David Miller.

After a good performance in the series, Indian fans will be hoping that Raina makes a comeback in the ODI team also and give more stability to the middle order.

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