India vs South Africa 1st ODI Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

With the test series behind them, the two nations will now proceed to fight it out in a 3 match ODI series, the first of which is all set to take place today, that is 19th of January, 2022 at the Boland Park, Paarl.

South Africa won the test series 2-1 and hold the momentum as they head into the ODI series. The Indian side will start a new phase of their cricketing journey with KL Rahul taking the reigns as temporary captain. Virat Kohli, who stepped down as captain of the Test side shortly after the final Test match, will be looking to start a new phase of his cricketing career as he will no longer lead the side in any of the formats, allowing him to focus more on his game.

Team India has included Jayant Yadav and Navdeep Saini in the series. Washington Sundar tested positive for Covid-19 and was ruled out of the series.

On the other hand, South Africa has rewarded Marco Jansen with the ODI call-up considering his excellent performance in the Test series. Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo have made a comeback as well.

India vs South Africa 1st ODI pitch report

The pitch at Boland Park is a batting-friendly wicket and is expected to boost the batters once again here. Swing bowlers will get some help from the surface towards the later half while spinners have a difficult task to take the wickets on this venue. We expect anything above 280, to be a competitive total on this track.

India vs South Africa 1st ODI probable XI

India

KL Rahul (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

South Africa

Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

India vs South Africa 1st ODI – Must have picks

Virat Kohli

After close to 2 years of up and down performances, Virat Kohli will be looking to regain his killer form with a big inning against the Proteas in this match. The controversies of the last test match have surely left a bitter taste in the mouth, and his recent withdrawal from captaincy duties leaves him with nothing but his own performance to focus on. Picking him in your fantasy lineup may sound like a risk, considering his recent form, but if there is anyone who can bounce back with a big knock, it is Virat Kohli.

Venkatesh Iyer

Making his debut in the ODI format is the up-and-coming youngster Venkatesh Iyer. He is truly impressed with his IPL performances and with so many youngsters in the pipeline to snatch that coveted spot on the Indian national team, Iyer will be eager to get his career off to a great start and hopefully cement his spot on the lineup for the long haul.

Rassie Van der-Dussen

Relatively new to the ODI scene in the South African lineup, Rassie Van der-Dussen has smashed 1049 runs in just 29 ODI appearances, which includes 9 fifties and one century. He will definitely be looking to belt a few more runs against India in this series.

Temba Bavuma

With a heroic performance in the recently concluded test series against India, Bavuma has come under the spotlight for the Proteas and a lot of experts believe that he can continue this vein of form in the ODI format as well. At 31, he is not the youngest kid on the block, but he can be very dependable if the going gets tough.

India vs South Africa 1st ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Lineup No.1

Wicket Keeper – Quinton De Kock (vc), Rishab Pant

Batsmen – KL Rahul (c), Virat Kohli, Temba Bavuma, Rassie Van Der Dussen

All-Rounders – Marco Jansen, Venkatesh Iyer

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tabraiz Shamsi

 

 

India vs South Africa 1st ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Lineup No.2

Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock,

Batsmen – Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rassie van der-Dussen (C), Temba Bavuma

All-rounders – Dwaine Pretorius, Venkatesh Iyer (VC)

Bowlers – Tabraiz Shamsi, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur

 

 

India vs South Africa 1st ODI predicted winners

In a match that is guaranteed to be a belter considering the pitch conditions, we expect Team India to approach this game all guns blazing and grab the win.