IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction and Preview: 1st T20I

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IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 1st T20I. India and South Africa will face off in the first T20I to embark the tour at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.

Team India recently clean sweep the Windies at their home turf and will be riding high on momentum. They have rested their main bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal for the T20I series and will hope for solid performances from young talents: Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, and Khaleel Ahmed. Hardik Pandya also returns in the squad and will hope to continue his brilliant form. Team India will be eager to defeat the visitors in the opening encounter of the tour.

Team South Africa has come with an inexperienced squad but still, have enough potential to outplay India on their day. In the absence of Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock has been appointed as captain while Rassie van der Dussen as his deputy. They have also brought in three uncapped players Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje and Temba Bavuma who will be eager to make a memorable debut. They will, however, miss the services of JJ Smuts who has been ruled out after failing to pass the fitness test. Talented youngster George Linde has joined the squad as a replacement. They will hope to start their preparations for the upcoming T20I World Cup and give a tough challenge to the mighty Indian team.

When and Where

IND vs SA, 1st T20I, South Africa tour of India, 2019.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

07:00 PM, 15th September 2019.

Pitch Condition & Weather Report

Average 1st innings score: 140

Average 2nd innings score: 124

Pitch is expected to support batsman more due to small boundaries. Pacers can also find some swing in the initial stage. There are showers forecast for the matchday.

IND vs SA Head To Head Records:

Matches played: 13

India won: 08

South Africa won: 05

Recent Form: (most recent first)

IND: W, W, W, L, L

SA: W, W, T, L, W



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Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar.


David Miller, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, George Linde, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje.

Team News


  • Anyone of Shreyas Iyer or Manish Pandey will play in the middle-order. Chances of Iyer are more because of his recent form.
  • With Hardik Pandya back in the XI, Either of Washington Sundar or Rahul Chahar will play.

South Africa:

  • Bjorn Fortuin and George Linde are likely to miss out from the first T20I while any two of Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje and Junior Dala will play. 

Probable Playing XI


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer/Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, R Jadeja, Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.


Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala/A Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Key Players for IND vs SA Dream11


Primary Options: Quinton De Kock and Rishabh Pant

Quinton De Kock will lead the team from the front and is a brilliant batsman. His record in subcontinent conditions are also good and will be must pick in the SA vs. IND Dream11 team.

Rishabh Pant is a very attacking batsman. He will play in the middle orders and can play big shots.

Batsmen for SA vs IND Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, S Dhawan, R Van Der Dussen, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks

Rohit Sharma is in his best form and was the top scorer of WC’2019. He will be a must-pick in SA vs IND Dream11 Team.

Skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent and best batsmen of the world. He remains in good form at all times.

Shikhar Dhawan scored two fifties in two encounters for India A and can be the best option for captain in grand leagues.

Rassie Van Der Dussen has performed consistently for South Africa and is a good player of spin, unlike his teammates. He will be a must pick from the South African side.

David Miller is a very attacking batsman but generally fails to perform in sub-continent. His recent form is also not good.

Reeza Hendricks performed well for South Africa A’ and will open the innings.


Primary Options: Hardik Pandya, A Phehlukwayo, Krunal Pandya, D Pretorius

Hardik Pandya returns after a long rest and is in super attacking form with the bat. He is also performing well with the ball.

Andile Phehlukwayo is a good all-rounder and can be handy in both departments.

Krunal Pandya is a right spin all-rounder and can be useful in both the departments. He will most probably play tomorrow.

Dwaine Pretorius is a batting all-rounder. He can be a good option as captain in grand league team.

Other Options: Ravindra Jadeja

R Jadeja is in excellent form with the bat as well as the ball. He can be slightly risky for tomorrow.

Bowlers for South Africa vs India:

Primary Options: K Rabada, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini

K Rabada is a lethal pacer and can take a plethora of wickets with his pace and bounce. He will be a must pick in India vs South Africa Dream11 team.

Deepak Chahar bowls exceedingly well in initial overs and can demolish any line-up on his day. He can also be handy with the bat.

Washington Sundar can be lethal against left-handers in the line-up. He will bowl in initial overs.

Navdeep Saini bowled brilliantly in T20I series against Windies and can take plenty of wickets with his pace.

Other Options: Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaleel Ahmed

Anrich Nortje missed WC’19 due to injury and performed well for South Africa A team. 

Tabraiz Shamsi is a useful spinner but can find it difficult to take wickets of Indian batsman.

Khaleel Ahmed was in lethal form in IPL and ‘A’ tour.

IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction

After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.

Quinton de Kock (wk)
Rohit Sharma (C)
Virat Kohli (Vc)
Rassie van der Dussen
Temba Bavuma/Manish Pandey
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Dwaine Pretorius
Deepak Chahar
Navdeep Saini
Kagiso Rabada

Fantasy Tips for Grand Leagues: Select Shikhar Dhawan as Captain in at least one Dream11 Team.

Captain and Vc Choices: 

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Q De Kock, Shikhar Dhawan, R Van Der Dussen, K Rabada, A Phehlukwayo, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar.

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