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After losing the Test series, India have now also copped a pasting from South Africa in the ODI series.
The tourists certainly had stronger batting and better bowling than their hosts, however they couldn’t utilise it, while the Proteas pounced on everything loose from Indian bowling.
South Africa will remember this series win for a long time, while India will try to forget it.
The first and most important aspect for reflection is the captaincy change, as when KL Rahul took over from Virat Kohli, India didn’t handle the change.
Then there were too many changes in the lineup. Shifting from Test cricket to limited-over series can be a little tricky and India made a few too many changes in their lineup. They altered their batting order as well as the bowling attack and it let them down.
The third one is that intensity on a cricket field is key and India lacked it. When Kohli used to be the captain, the intensity in the Indian camp was through the roof, but when Rahul took the command, that intensity was missing.
South Africa did an incredible job by beating India in both series, particularly against an India side that was at the summit of its Test cricket and were doing very well in the white-ball game.