India vs South Africa 1st T20I Match Prediction

India vs South Africa 1st T20I Match Prediction

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Modified Jul 16, 2022 11:46 AM IST

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India vs South Africa: A depleted Indian team will go up against a full-strength South African side. The Indian team have rested several regulars who are on their way to England and have gone in with a young side of players who did a good job during the IPL. There are some interesting call-ups for the aeries while some seasoned stars like Dinesh Karthik are making comebacks after spells outside the team.

For South Africa too, there are some young IPL stars coming in, while the likes of David Miller come in off some wonderful form. This will be the first series in India without Covid restrictions, and a full-strength South Africa comes in with a strong chance of winning a series away.

Match Details

Match: India vs South Africa

Date: 9th June 2022

Time: 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Delhi

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be clear during the India vs South Africa with no chance of raining during the game.

Pitch Report

The Delhi surface is fresh and with small boundaries, a lot of runs are expected during the game. With batting likely to be easy, the batting second will be a better option.

India vs South Africa Predicted Playing XI

India Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (capt&wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda/Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Bhuveshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi/Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

South Africa Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen/Tristan Stubbs David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marco Jansen/Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Key Players

  • Hardik Pandya – Hardik Pandya had a wonderful IPL season. He showed his ability to bat up the order, led the side beautifully and bought back his bowling skills. In this series though, Hardik Pandya is likely to be used as a finisher. He has been named vice-captain as well and is likely gonna have a role to play as a leader.
  • David Miller – Like Hardik Pandya, David Miller had a potential career-changing IPL season. He was at his best and came out with a lot of clarity in his role. With a lot of confidence behind him and an improvement in his ability against spin, David Miller will be a dangerous player in the small Delhi ground.

India vs South Africa Match Prediction

With India playing an inexperienced squad, they may have a tough time against South Africa. The last time these two sides played in a white-ball series, South Africa whitewashed the Indians, and with their strength, they come into this game with a huge advantage.

Match Prediction: South Africa will win the match.