India vs South Africa Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 1st ODI
India and South Africa will collide in the 1st ODI of South Africa tour of India, 2020 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. We will provide IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Match Preview.
The last ODI series that team India played was against New Zealand where they had lost all the 3 matches and were outplayed by the opposition. But the Indian team at home is a completely different team and would like to lift up their spirits by winning this ODI series against South Africa.
Indian Cricket Team this time looks very strong as many players who were injured return back to the squad. Shikhar Dhawan has recovered from the injury and will be playing this ODI series. Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul will be crucial in the batting for India. They will be backed up all-rounders like Ravindra Jadeja and also Hardik Pandya returns to the squad after a long gap due to back injury. Bhuvneshwar is also fit and along with Bumrah and Navdeep Saini, the pace attack looks lethal. Spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will play an important role in bowling the middle overs.
On the other hand, South Africa would be very confident after their clinical performance against the Australian team in their last series as they whitewashed them 3-0 and would give a tough fight to the Indian team in this series.
South African Team under the captaincy of Quinton de Cock and batsmen like Faf du Plessis, Janneman Malan, and Temba Bavuma look good in the top order. David Miller and Henrich Klassen in the middle order along with all-rounders like JJ Smuts and Andile Phehlukwayo show the batting depth of the team. Keshav Maharaj will be the spinner along with the pace attack of Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Lutho Sipamla have been performing really well in the recent matches.
IND vs SA, 1st ODI, South Africa tour of India 2020.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
01:30 PM, 12th March 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 214
Average 2nd innings score: 201
Total number of matched played: 4
Matches won batting 1st: 1
Matches won batting 2nd: 3
Generally, the pitch is considered to be good for batting. But as the stats suggest it is considered to be easy chasing at this venue. The pitch offers a lot of help to the pace bowlers early in the match but dew will play a major role in the latter part of the match.
There are heavy chances of rain on the match day and it is most likely that match might get abandoned tomorrow.
Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Quinton de Kock (C), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, JJ Smuts, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla and Keshav Maharaj
IND vs SA Dream11 Team News
- Hardik Pandya makes comeback into the Indian team after the world cup as he was suffering from an injury.
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar also returns to the squad after an injury.
- Temba Bavuma is doubtful for the 1st game.
Probable Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendar Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Quinton de Kock (c&wk), Janneman Malan/JJ Smuts, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Henrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks/George Linde, Lungi Ngidi
Top picks for IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction
The world No.1 Batsmen in T20I with a batting average of 59.34, Virat bats at one down and can destroy any bowling line-up if he is set and gets going. He will be a must-pick in the IND vs SA Dream11 team.
He is a left-handed batsman and opens the innings for the Indian team. Dhawan has come back after an injury in the Australian Series. He has a batting average of 45.14 in the ODI format.
He is one of the top all-rounders for India currently but hasn’t played a single International match since the world cup due to injury. Pandya has a batting average of 29.91 and has picked up 54 wickets in the 54 matches in ODI format.
He has immense talent and generally bats at No.4 for team India. Iyer has performed decently in the few matches and has proved himself almost every time. He has a batting average of 49.87 in the ODI format.
He can bat at any position for the team but it is expected that he would be batting at No.5 in the 1st match of the ODI series. Rahul has a batting average of 47.65 in the ODI format.
He is one of the world’s best pacers and bowls very good lines and lengths. Bumrah has been struggling since he has made a comeback after the injury. He has picked up 104 wickets in 64 matches with an economy of 4.56 and an average of 24.43.
He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler and can swing the ball both ways. Bhuvi is coming into the squad after an injury and has picked up 132 wickets in 114 matches with an economy rate of 5.03.
He is a left-arm chinaman bowler. Kuldeep has been performing well recently for the Indian team and has picked up 104 wickets in 60 matches with an economy of 5.11 in the ODI format.
He might be opening alongside Shikhar Dhawan in this series. Shaw has played 3 matches and scored 84 runs so far in his ODI career.
Quinton De Kock:
Newly elected skipper Quinton De Kock will lead the team from the front and is a brilliant batsman. He has a batting average of 44.65 in the ODI format.
Faf du Plessis:
He is a right-handed batsman and one of the experienced players in the side. Faf has a batting average of 46.67 in the ODI format.
He is a technically sound batsman and can play big innings for the team. Bavuma has played 6 matches and scored 335 runs so far in his ODI career.
Pacer Ngidi is a wicket-taking pacer and proved it in the recent Australian Series. He has picked up 53 wickets in the 26 matches he has played so far in his ODI career.
Andile is a good all-rounder and can be handy in both the departments. He has a batting average of 29.63 and has picked up 69 wickets from 58 matches in the ODI format.
Malan has good domestic records to his name but has found it difficult to tackle spin. He has played 3 matches and scored 152 runs so far in his ODI career.
He is a batting-allrounder. Smuts played 5 ODI matches and his batting average is 54.33 and picked up 3 wickets so far.
IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Both Q de Kock and KL Rahul are good.
- In batsmen, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, and David Miller are also good options.
- R Jadeja is also a good all-rounder.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, A Nortje, and K Maharaj are also good bowlers.
- S Dhawan and H Pandya are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain:
Virat Kohli, Quinton de Cock, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Lungi Ngidi.
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