IND vs SA 1st ODI Playing XI: India vs South Africa Probable Playing XI & match overview

IND vs SA 1st ODI Playing XI

India vs South Africa 1st ODI preview

India (IND) will lock horns with South Africa (SA) in the first of the ODI series today, October 6 (Thursday), in Uttar Pradesh. The teams will be playing at the Ekana Sports City Stadium in Ardonamau. The match will start at 1:30 pm IST.

Some notable names in both the teams would include Rajat Patidar for India. Rajat played for RCB and excelled during the IPL by scoring 404 runs in 12 matches with an average of 40.4. Ruturaj Gaikwad also is another exciting player. 

Sanju Samson & Ishan Kishan has been chosen as wicket-keeper batters in the squad for India. For South Africa, we have popular names like Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, and David Miller, who single-handedly almost took the second T20 game away from India during the T20 series, who will be leading the batting order.

South Africa tour of India 2022 Schedule

South Africans know how to give the host nation a run for their money. This time, it is the turn of the Indian team to face them in India. The T20 matches are over, with India winning 2-1 in the best of 3 series. 

Now, the turn of ODI matches will begin on October 6 in Lucknow. The remaining two matches will be held on October 9th and 11th in Ranchi and Delhi, respectively. In the first ODI game, it looks like either Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul will most likely lead the side. 

For South Africa, seasoned player Temba Bavuma will lead his side. India could not make most of the conditions in the Test series and lost the series. They will be wanting to give a befitting reply to South Africa. 

When India toured South Africa back in 2018, they won the ODI series 5-1. Virat Kohli set the grounds ablaze, scoring 558 runs from the six games, with an exceptional average of 186.

India vs South Africa ODI squad 2022 players list

Here is the possible Indian & South African squad for the ODI series.

Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shreyas Iyer (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubhman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar.

Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (VC/WK), Reeza Hendriks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.

India vs South Africa ODI head-to-head records

In total, South Africa has played close to 644 ODI matches. They have managed to win 393 matches and lost 224 matches. Besides, 6 matches were tied, and 21 games ended with no results.

In contrast, South Africa & India have played 87 matches together. However, South Africa has maintained the upper hand by winning 49 games and India 35 matches. Moreover, 3 matches between these two teams ended with no results.

Today’s Match Prediction IND vs SA-1st ODI-2022

India has won against South Africa in the recently concluded T20 series by leading 2-1. But the 50-over ODI is a completely different format, and anything can go awry at the last moment. It looks for now that South Africa is going in with the same team for the ODI as well. 

However, there are some major changes in the Indian team. The captaincy has been handed over to senior player Shikhar Dhawan, and players like Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad Siraj, and Sanju Samson have been included in the side under coach Rahul Dravid. 

The wicket-keepers could most likely be Sanju Samson (IND) and Quinton de Kock (SA). The main batters are Shubman Gill, and Shikhar Dhawan for India, and David Miller, and Janneman Malan for South Africa. 

The bowling department goes to Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar for India, and Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada for South Africa. Not to forget, they also have the dangerous ODI batsman in the form of Aiden Markram.

Ind vs SA 1st ODI Predicted Playing 11 for Both Teams

Below is the predicted playing 11 for both teams:

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
  2. Shubham Gill
  3. Shreyas Iyer (VC)
  4. Sanju Samson (WK)
  5. Rajat Patidar
  6. Shahbaz Ahmed
  7. Shardul Thakur
  8. Deepak Chahar
  9. Mohammed Siraj
  10. Kuldeep Yadav
  11. Ravi Bishnoi
South Africa
  1. Temba Bavuma (C)
  2. Quinton de Kock (VC/WK)
  3. Reeza Hendriks
  4. Aiden Markram
  5. David Miller
  6. Dwaine Pretorius
  7. Wayne Parnell
  8. Keshav Maharaj
  9. Kagiso Rabada
  10. Anrich Nortje
  11. Tabraiz Shamsi

Both teams are on a balanced side. If India can make full use of the ground conditions, then they stand to be our favorite to win the game. India has a good depth of batters and bowlers. Moreover, there are some new faces on the team. 

South Africa may sneak a chance if they bowl and field well, which has been their main strength against India.

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