Just as when they convened in Dharamsala for a T20I in September, India and South Africa saw their first ODI fall victim to the rain.
Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis still has a "big role" to play for the Proteas, according to his replacement Quinton de Kock.
India will be able to call on Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as they look to get back to winning ways in ODIs.
South Africa eased to a six-wicket win over Australia to win the ODI series 3-0 as Marnus Labuschagne's century came in vain.
Justin Langer allowed Mitchell Starc to take the "once-in-a-lifetime chance" to see his wife Alyssa Healy play in a huge final on home soil.
Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 49 as Australia overcame South Africa and the conditions to set up a final with India on Sunday.
Having made a duck on his ODI debut, Janneman Malan struck an unbeaten 129 on Wednesday to steer South Africa to victory in Bloemfontein.
Temba Bavuma will play no further part in the ODI series against Australia, but will fly out to face India this weekend.
South Africa have brought back Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen for the three-match ODI series with India.
Heinrich Klaasen's unbeaten century laid the foundations for South Africa to beat Australia in the first of three ODIs on home soil.