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India vs South Africa: 1st ODI Prediction

India vs South Africa: 1st ODI Prediction

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India is running a rare lean patch in the International cricket. They will be really desperate to turn their fortune on their own backyards. However, the task will be difficult as hitman Rohit Sharma will not feature in this series.

On the other hand, South Africa has started to find some rhythm under the leadership, Quinton De Kock. Meanwhile, they will play on the back of winning the home series against mighty Australia.

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Match & Broadcasting Details

Match: India vs South Africa, 1st ODI

Date and Time: March 11, 01:30 PM Local

Stadium: HPCA Stadium – Dharamshala, India

TV – Star Sports, SuperSport, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV, Sky Sports Cricket

Online Streaming: Hotstar

India vs South Africa Head to Head

India is dominating the bilateral meetings against South Africa with 46 wins. While South Africa has managed to win 35 games. So history says that match is very much even between them.

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India Probable XI

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

India Key players

Virat Kohli: Kohli had a very ordinary New Zealand tour to his own standard. So he will be really keen to get back his old mojo back in this series.

Jasprit Bumrah: He struggled to find his perfect rhythm in the New Zealand series. This series will be a big test for him as well.

South Africa Probable XI

Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (c/wk), JJ Smuts, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

South Africa Key Players

Quinton de Kock: Have been running an excellent form in the current time. Moreover, De Kock form will be really crucial for South Africa to apply pressure on Indian bowling attack.

Lungi Ngidi: Pick of the bowler for South Africa in the series against Australia. His form will be really valuable even in the Indian condition. As he is familiar with the Indian condition due to IPL.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

So far the Dharmashala pitch has behaved evenly. Being situated at a high altitude, which does help the cause to batsmen to hit boundaries with ease.

The weather is not looking good for the series starter. There will a 70% chance of rain in the morning which gave an indication of delayed start.

Toss Predictions

In four times in this ground captain chose to bowl first. Moreover, the gloomy condition always helps to bat second.

Online cricket betting tips India vs South Africa: 

  • India will target to end their long losing streak, however, the task will not easy to turn down confident South Africa.
  • Rohit Sharma absence in the upfront will be a big blow for team India.
  • South Africa will miss the service of Kagiso Rabada for this series. His experience will be missed in this Indian conditions.

Win Prediction

South Africa should win the first battle of the series.