India vs South Africa 1st ODI: Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Probable Lineups and Match Prediction

India vs South Africa 1st ODI Match Prediction & Preview

India vs South Africa cricket match is always been full of excitement and thrill as both of these team play competitive cricket and bring their best game in the cricket field. Recently both the cricket board have announced squad for their respective teams. For India, Allrounder Hardik Pandya has made his much awaited return to the Indian squad along with the pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan making a comeback to national colours. Rohit Sharma is still under recovery from is calf injury. While Janeman Malan has been added in the squad for this South Africa’s tour to India which begin from 12th March at Dharamshala. Let’s Discuss India vs South Africa Fantasy cricket Prediction, Fantasy Team and news updates.

Match Details:

Match: India vs South Africa, 1st ODI, South Africa tour of India, 2020

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Pitch Report:

It may offer some assistance to the fast bowlers as the ground is covered with hills where breeze moves along. The pitch has tinge of grass covering, which make the ball swing for the initial few overs. This pitch is expected to be a good cricketing wicket so a great game between bat and ball is expected. A score of 270 odd will be par at this ground.

Weather Report:

Rain and Thundershower are expected on the match day. There high chance of rain in Dharamshala with the temperature expected to move around in low 11 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.

Previous Clashes:

There has been neck to neck challenge in India vs South Africa match when it comes to head to head clashes.

Head to Head – Last 5 matches

India: 4 wins

South Africa: 1 wins

Probable Playing XI:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Pritivi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya Ravindra Jadeja/ Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Janeman Malan, Faf du Plessis,Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen/David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj

Captain and Vice-captain Suggestions for Fantasy XI:

Here are some of the captain suggestions for Daily Fantasy cricket app

For Small League:

  • Virat Kohli
  • Quinton De Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Shikhar Dhawan

For Grand League:

  • Hardik Pandya
  • Janeman Malan

Fantasy XI Predicted:

Wicket Keeper: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul

Batsman: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van de dussen, Shikhar Dhawan

All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Lungi Ngidi

Player to Watch Out For:

Virat Kohli: It has been more than 6 months that Virat Kohli hasn’t made any hundred in this form of the game. He has been in decent form in in the New Zealand series but certainly not at his best in touch. In this India vs South Africa cricket match he could rise to the occasion and deliver the required goods in the absence of Rohit Sharma.

Match Prediction: South Africa are coming from a clean sweep victory against the Aussie at South African soil. Their middle order looks strong in paper and performance while India has clearly shown that their interest lies in Test and T20I this year, so South Africa might have an upper hand in this match.

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