Cricket Match Information:
The India vs South Africa first cricket ODI of the three-match cricket series will be played at Dharamshala on Thursday. It is going to be a short series and after which, the players will disperse to their respective IPL teams. Our prediction is of a strong showing from hosts India in the first encounter.
- Tournament: South Africa tour of India 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: ODI
- Cricket match time: 1:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 12.03.2020
- Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
- Weather: Temperature: 13 degrees, Thunderstorms: 24%
- Team A: India
- Team B: South Africa
- Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
- Team B Captain: Quinton de Kock
India are once again going to be led by Virat Kohli in this cricket series. India had a poor tour of New Zealand, where they were whitewashed by the hosts in both ODI and Test series.
India have a lot of important men making a comeback for them in this cricket series. The likes of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan, who have been out of the team for different reasons, are making a comeback in the team.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of the trio straightaway in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Prithvi Shaw
- Shreyas Iyer
- KL Rahul
- Manish Pandey
- Hardik Pandya
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- YS Chahal
- Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa are going to be led by Quinton de Kock in this cricket series. The freshly appointed skipper tasted a big success recently against arch-rivals Australia in the three-match ODI cricket series.
South Africa have come up with an inexperienced squad that is missing Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi. They will have, however, the services of former captain Faf du Plessis. They also have a couple of youngsters in Janneman Malan and Jon-Jon Smuts who have done well against Australia recently.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Janneman Malan in the playing eleven for the first game in place of injured Temba Bavuma.
Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock
- Faf du Plessis
- Janneman Malan
- David Miller
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Henrich Klassen
- JJ Smuts
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Anrich Nortje
- Kesav Maharaj
- Lungi Ngidi
Expert Prediction: IND vs SA
Such is the nature of modern day’s cricket that a team never gets a chance to rest on neither their laurels nor criticisms. It has been barely a few days since India were hammered in New Zealand, whereas in the case of South Africa, it had been a few hours of their win over Australia when they had to already board the flight to India.
Now, even amidst the growing cases of Coronavirus in India, this series has been given a go-signal and it remains to be seen what implications it will have on the players and on public health. The cases in India have been seeing a rise in the past couple of days and any change cannot be ruled out.
On cricketing front, India would be looking to get back to winning ways in familiar conditions, whereas South Africa would be determined to continue their good habits in the ODI format. India would be back to near full strength in this cricket series with only Rohit Sharma still out injured. South Africa, on the other hand, would still be without their fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada, and spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi.
With the return of their premier allrounder, Hardik Pandya, and fast bowler, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, India would be too powerful in their own conditions. In particular, Pandya has been in a sensational form with the bat in recent times and would be looking to make an impact immediately.
South Africa, on the other hand, have seen the rise of Henrich Klassen, Janneman Malan, Jon-Jon Smuts and David Miller in the recent series against Australia. Each of the batsmen took responsibility against a strong Australia attack and took their side to the position of strength.
Despite South Africa’s recent improvements, our prediction is of a winning start for India in the first game. Their side and their familiarity with the conditions give them a distinct advantage, whereas South Africa would be looking to focus on their own strength.
Astrology Prediction: IND vs SA
The stars have been with South Africa in recent times, but India are going to have everything on their side in the home series. Hence, our prediction is of India’s victory.
Toss prediction? – Our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman – KL Rahul (IND), Quinton de Kock (SA)
Top Bowler – Yuzvendra Chahal (IND), Lungi Ngidi (SA)
Most Sixes – KL Rahul (IND), Quinton de Kock (SA)
Man of the Match – KL Rahul (IND)
Team Scores Batting first – India (320+), South Africa (250+)
Our Official Partner Odds for India vs South Africa
India – 1.32
South Africa – 3.25
*odds may change anytime