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The Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal nightmare forces South Africa to train with five spinners

In the first two ODIs, Chahal and Yadav picked up as many as 13 wickets

T2 Online Newsdesk 7 February 2018, 5:47 PM
Chahal and Yadav are going all guns blazing in South Africa

Chahal and Yadav are going all guns blazing in South Africa Image: AFP

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have made life tough for the South African batsmen. After the Centurion drubbing, the Proteas are spending sleepless nights, obviously because facing the two deadly wrist spinners isn't up their cup of tea.

As a result of that, they've called as many as five wrist spinners in the nets ahead of the third ODI against India in Cape Town.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Yadav
Chahal and Yadav during the Centurion ODI. Image: AFP

Leggie Chahal and chinaman Yadav have picked 13 wickets in the first two matches. Pacer Kagiso Rabada said the team's performance so far has been unacceptable. "It s not acceptable at all. India are a strong team. They've just beaten Australia (at home) comprehensively. I know they've been playing all their games at home, but they ve been playing good cricket," he said.

"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 added.

The hosts have also been set back with a host of injuries. AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock have been ruled out of the remaining matches of the Indian tour. India lead the six-match ODI series 2-0.

(With inputs from PTI)

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