IND vs SA 1st T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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South Africa tour of India

IND vs SA,1st T20I


India take on South Africa in the first game of the five-match T20I series on Thursday. The match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi. With big players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah missing, it will be interesting to see how the young guns perform under the leadership of Rishabh Pant. The T20I series will provide an excellent opportunity for a fair few to make a name for themselves, especially looking ahead to the T20 World Series this year in Australia. 

The visitors have named a full strength 16 member squad for the series. India on the other hand has 18 players to pick from in their playing XI. Led by KL Rahul, team India will feature some new faces in the much anticipated series. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Umran Malik and Harshal Patel to name a few. The Proteas will be led by Tevon Bavuma. The team comprises the likes of Quinton De Kock, David Miller and Kagiso Rabada. All three are coming on the back of a stunning Ind T20 League season and will be keen to continue on their imperious form in India. 

Match Details

Match: IND vs SA, 1st T20I, South Africa tour of India, 2022

Date: Thursday, June 09, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM 

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi


Pitch Report

Expect the surface to be on the slower side. However, the boundaries are not that big and the outfield is traditionally quick. The team winning the toss should look to bat first and post a total in excess of 170 runs. 


IND vs SA Probable Playing XIs

IND:  Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

SA: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (C), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje


Match Prediction

South Africa have a relatively more stable squad than India. They have put emphasis on experience within their side which can slightly work in their favour. India however will have the home advantage. Expect an evenly matched contest between bat and ball. We fancy India to hold onto their nerves and go one up in this fascinating series. 


Top Fantasy Picks

Ruturaj Gaikwad is coming on the back of a decent Ind T20 League. The flamboyant opener’s wide range of shots, precise footwork and composure makes him a hot pick. 

Hardik Pandya led his side to glory in the recently concluded Ind T20 League. The all rounder possesses the rare ability to change the fate of the game with both bat and ball in hand 

Quinton De Kock had an excellent outing in the Ind T20 League. The dashing opener scored 502 runs at a healthy strike rate of 149.

Kagiso Rabada will lead SA’s bowling prowess. The premier fast bowler can cause trouble to the Indian batters with his searing pace and deceptive pace variations. 

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