Wednesday, February 7, 2018

IND vs SA: We're not out of the ODI series yet, insists Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada

A depleted South Africa have not been able to compete against India in the ongoing ODI series, but pacer Kagiso Rabada would like to believe that all is not lost for the home team. India have taken a 2-0 lead in the six-match series. The third ODI will be played at Newlands today. "There are a few problems. I wouldn't say there's a lot. Sometimes when you do badly all it seems like there's a lot more going wrong than what really is happening.

"So, failure is going to happen and it's going to happen again," said Rabada yesterday. "It is very important we keep speaking the right language. Anything can happen in sport. We need to get as much momentum as we can. We are definitely not out of it. Definitely, not!" he added. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have wreaked havoc in this series picking 13 wickets in the first two matches. The Proteas had as many as five different wrist spinners in their nets on Tuesday in a bid to stem the rot in the next match.

"We clearly haven't come to the party. It's not acceptable at all. India are a strong team. I know they've been playing all their games at home, but they've been playing good cricket. It doesn't help that we have been going through a few changes and not been in the best form since the Champions Trophy in one-day cricket. "We are still trying to catch up at the moment," he said.

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