South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first in the first ODI against India being played in Kanpur on Sunday, October 10, 2015.
Stuart Binny, Ashwin and Mishra return for India. This is Indian spinner R Ashwin’s 100th ODI. He would like to contribute today for an Indian win.
Indian players have to bounce back in the ODI series after their shock t20 series defeat by 2-0.
In a big relief for South Africa, their star players Daniel Steyn and Morkel are back in their playing XI.
Many Indian players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Dhoni himself need to play to their potentials if India has to win this series against the rampaging Proteas.
When latest reports came in, R Ashwin plucked the wicket of Quinton de Kock in his 100th Test as the South Africa score had reached 75/1 in 15 overs which is not bad at all.
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The India playing XI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Stuart Binny, Ashwin, Mishra, Kumar and Yadav.
The weather forecast is for hot and humid today as the day progresses. The south African players will be fielding in the afternoon at around 38 degrees.
Catch all the action live on Star Sports TV channel for Hindi and English commentary. Doordarshan also will be telecasting the match live in India.
PTV Sports and SuperSport will beam the matches live for viewers in Pakistan and African continent respectively.
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