In an age in which a five-match one-day international (ODI) series is normal, six games is quite a new thing. But in the absence of what could have been an interesting fourth Test‚ half a dozen ODIs will do. SA have a lot to prove as an ODI team while India will want to make up for their Test setback. Some key factors: • Taming Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma goes by the moniker of "No-hit" in Tests and "All-hit" in coloured clothing. Sharma is probably the most destructive and calculating batsman in 50-over cricket. He has perfected the art of pacing a one-day innings — his last was 208 against Sri Lanka. His big scores may have come in Asia but he has a template that works for him. Six of his 16 ODI tons have come outside Asia‚ meaning he is due a big one in SA. • Master chaser Kohli Virat Kohli has 32 ODI hundreds but none in SA, a stat that should change over the course of the next six matches. Kohli’s chasing prowess from a numbers perspective (average of 95 in successful chases and ...

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