South Africa and India gear up for the first match of their three-game ODI series after a shared 1-1 outcome in the T20I series. This encounter marks their return to the ODI format for the two sides since South Africa’s World Cup semifinal exit and India’s defeat in the final.
South Africa pins its hopes on their formidable batting lineup to deliver once more. While their spin bowling arsenal stands strong, concerns linger over the pace options, posing a potential vulnerability that India might seek to exploit.
India carry a wave of confidence and self-assurance into this upcoming ODI clash. Despite resting several key players, India’s squad depth instills belief in their ability to secure victory in this encounter.
The pitch for the SA vs IND 1st ODI is expected to offer turn, continuing the trend observed during the recent T20I. Spinners showcased their prowess, hinting at favorable conditions for them once again. A par score of approximately 320 is anticipated, indicating a surface that might aid both batting and spin bowling.
WK: Heinrich Klaasen, KL Rahul
BAT: Shreyas Iyer, Rassie van der Dussen, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Reeza Hendricks
ALL: Aiden Markram, Axar Patel
BOWL: Keshav Maharaj, Kuldeep Yadav, Tabraiz Shamsi
SA vs IND 1st ODI will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network in India. You can live-stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.