SA vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction | 1st Test | India tour of South Africa 2021-22

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South Africa and India will play in the 1st Test match of the India tour of South Africa 2021-22 at SuperSport Park, Centurion. We will cover SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.

South Africa:

South Africa is at the 6th position in the ICC Test rankings and will be playing their first match in the World Test Championship 2021-2023 cycle.

Skipper Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram are likely to open the inning in the Test series. At No.3, either Temba Bavuma or Keegan Petersen will provide stability to the team, and Rassie Van der Dussen is likely to play in the middle-order. The experienced batsman and wicket-keeper de Kock will play in the lower middle-order.

The fast bowlers, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi, will be crucial in picking up wickets. Wiaan Mulder is essential in the absence of Anrich Nortje. Keshav Maharaj and George Linde might be the spinners on the team.

India:

India is currently the No.1 Test team, and 4th position on the World Test Championship points table.

Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are likely to be the openers as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill is unavailable. At no.3, Cheteshwar Pujara is expected to continue. Skipper Virat Kohli will improve the batting strength in the middle-order, and anyone among Shreyas Iyer/Ajinkya Rahane/Hanuma Vihari will play at No.5. Rishabh Pant is the first choice for the role of wicket-keeper.

The pace-trio, Jasprti Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj will be the crucial bowlers of the team. Either Ishant or Umesh might get the chance as the fourth pacer, and depending on the requirement, either Ashwin or Shardul Thakur will make it to playing XI.

The Indian team looks perfect in all aspects and has a great chance to win the series in South Africa for the first time.

SA vs IND Match Details

South Africa vs India, 1st Test Match, India tour of South Africa, 2021-22.

Date: 26th December 2021.

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion.

SA vs IND Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 329

Average second innings score: 326

Average third innings score: 237

Average second innings score: 161

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(The average score is based on twenty-six Test matches played at this venue.)

The pitch at SuperSport Park is known as one of the quickest, which gives an advantage to the fast bowlers but batters also enjoy batting here as the ball comes nicely onto the bat. Spinners are not much effective here.

(The team batting first has won eleven out of the twenty-six matches, and five games have ended in a draw.)

SA vs IND Head to Head

Total Matches Played: 39

SA Won: 15

IND Won: 14

Drawn: 10

Abandoned: 0

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South Africa vs India Dream11 Team News

SA:

  • Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the Test Series due to injury.

IND:

  • Rohit Sharma won’t be available for the Test Series due to injury.

SA vs IND Probable Playing 11

South Africa:

Dean Elgar (C), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier. 

India:

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane/Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravi Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma/Mohammad Siraj.

Top Picks for SA vs IND Dream11 Team

South Africa:

Dean Elgar:

(69 M, 4347 R, 39.16 A)

Skipper Elgar opens the innings for the team. He has scored 13 centuries and 17 fifties so far in his career.

Quinton de Kock:

(53 M, 3245 R, 39.1 A)

Quinton is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and generally bats in the lower middle-order in the Test matches.

Kagiso Rabada:

(47 M, 1464.1 O, 213 W)

Rabada is the leading wicket-taker in the South African team. He has picked up ten five-wicket hauls and has an average of 22.75 runs.

Lungi Ngidi:

(10 M, 241 O, 32 W)

Ngidi has not played much Test cricket but has already picked up 32 wickets in his ten matches and has an average of 23.31 runs.

Aiden Markram:

(26 M, 1824 R, 39.65 A)

Markram is a right-handed batsman and generally opens the innings for the team. He has scored five centuries so far in his career.

India:

KL Rahul:

(40 M, 2321 R, 35.17 A)

KL Rahul was in good form in the England tour but got injured and will be making a comeback with this series. He is likely to open the innings in the test series.

Virat Kohli:

(97 M, 7801 R, 50.66 A)

Virat Kohli is a world-class batsman but has not been in form lately. He has not scored a century for a long time, and this tour might be the most significant opportunity for him.

Mayank Agarwal:

(16 M, 1294 R, 47.93 A)

Mayank Agarwal is likely to open the innings for the team. He is in good form as he scored a century in his last test match.

Ravi Ashwin:

(81 M, 2755 R, 27.55 A + 427 W)

He is a right arm off-break bowler. Ravi Ashwin can give Dream11 Fantasy points from both bat and ball. He is also a very good Captain choice in SA vs IND Dream11 Team.

Jasprit Bumrah:

(24 M, 866.5 O, 101 W)

Bumrah will be leading the pace attack of the Indian team. He has picked up six five-wicket hauls and has an average of 22.79 runs.

Mohammad Shami:

(54 M, 1633.3 O, 195 W)

Shami has a knack for picking up wickets in the second innings and can seam and swing the ball. He has an average of 27.56 runs.

Rishabh Pant:

(25 M, 1549 R, 39.72 A)

Pant is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and is one of the crucial batsmen in the lower middle-order. He has three centuries to his name.

Cheteshwar Pujara

(92 M, 6589 R, 44.82 A)

Pujara is a classic test match batsman, but he has not been consistent in the recent matches.

SA vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-Keepers:
Q De Kock, R Pant

Batsmen:
KL Rahul, M Agarwal, KL Rahul (Vc), A Markram

All-Rounders:
R Ashwin, W Mulder

Bowlers:
J Bumrah, M Shami, K Rabada

Captain and Vice-Captain (SA vs IND Today Match Prediction)

  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul
  • Ravi Ashwin
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • A Markram

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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