SA vs IND Prediction: The South Africa and Indian team will clash in the 1st Test of the India tour of South Africa 2021/22 at SuperSport Park, Centurion. The Indian team has been quite terrific with their performance in the test format this year. They secured away victories in Australia and England, and won the home series against New Zealand as well. The South Africa team won their last series against West Indies in a comfortable fashion. It will be an interesting series between the two strong teams in the red ball format. The series is of importance due to the World Test Championship as well.
The South Africa team have all their key players in the squad. The key batters include Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock. The fast bowler Anrich Nortje will miss the services due to an injury. The other key bowlers for the team will be Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, and Duanne Olivier (coming after a long time).
The Indian team has brought back their experienced players like Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul in the 11. While Rohit Sharma will be unavailable due to injury, The key batters will be Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Rishabh Pant. The crucial bowlers are Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah.
The Indian team will be on their third overseas tour in this year, and South Africa is the destination. The test series between both the nations is quite popular and likely to demand good amount of viewership and advertisements for the channels. The Star Sports network has bought the rights to broadcast the series. The Star Sports 1 will be the English Telecast, and Star Sports 3 is the Hindi Channel in India. The SuperSport Channel will be available for the cricket fans to watch the match on TV. It is likely to draw viewership due to the presence of key cricketers of both the teams.
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The Indian team is quite strong even with the absence of the opener Rohit Sharma. The fast bowlers as well spinners have been quite terrific with their performances in the away as well as home tours. While the batters need to be impressive enough with their contributions to keep the team in good stead. The South Africa team will miss the services of Anrich Nortje, which is certainly a major dent to their approach in this test match. While it will be onus on their key players to compete well against the strong visitors.
Betway: SA 3.50, IND 2.37
Bet365: SA 3.50, IND 2.37
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1. Virat Kohli Stats vs South Africa in Tests
The captain of the Indian team will be looking to stitch crucial partnerships and play on the merit of the ball. In the tests against South Africa, he has been terrific to score 1075 runs in 12 test matches.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin Stats vs South Africa in Tests
One of the most skilful bowlers in world cricket, Ashwin is certainly been looked upon as the lethal weapon for the visitors in this series. In test matches against South Africa, Ashwin has scalped 53 wickets in 10 matches.
3. Dean Elgar Stats vs India in Tests
The opener of the South Africa team has a solid technique to counter the key Indian bowlers and is expected to be the best performer for the home team. In 10 matches against India in Tests, Dean Elgar has scored 576 runs.
If SA bats first: 220-240
If IND bats first: 250-275
The Centurion pitch is likely to offer the fast bowlers a fine purchase off the surface. The new ball bowlers with red cherry will get good bounce and swing and would look to trouble the batters and take wickets in a consistent manner. It will be of paramount importance for the batters to stay at the crease for longer period of time to make any considerable difference in the score line of the team. In the South Africa vs India Today Match Prediction, the rain can play a spoilsport and totals of around 250 will be a par score.
The summers at South Africa start from December and ends until March. So it is quite evident that the conditions will be quite hot and dry, which may make the pitch hard. But during Day 2 and Day 3 of the test match, there is a 50% chance of rain, and would certainly be a momentum breaker. The highest temperature will be around 28 degree, while it can go down to around 15 in the night time. The humidity of around 60% will be present, but no crowd in the stadium will mean fresh air might flow as the game proceeds towards the last session of play.
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