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| On Jan 18, 2022 1:00 PM IST

IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles to watch out for in India vs South Africa 1st ODI

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IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction: After a superb closely-fought Test series, South Africa is all set to host India for a three-match ODI series starting with the first ODI match scheduled on 19 January, 2022 at the Boland Park in Paarl. The last time India toured South Africa in 2018, the visitors handed a crushing 5-1 defeat to the home team in a six-match ODI series. However, things are expected to be a lot different this time and both these teams will be looking to come up with the best of their efforts in this entire ODI series.

IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles

1. Virat Kohli vs Tabraiz Shamsi

The most interesting and a keen battle to watch out for in the upcoming India vs South Africa ODI series will be the fight between Virat Kohli and Tabraiz Shamsi. While putting his off the field drama aside, Kohli will surely be an important player for Team India in these three ODI games having smashed a total of 558 runs in that six-match ODI series against the Proteas in 2018 that included as many as 3 centuries. However, South Africa’s premier spinner Tabraiz Shamsi will be targeting Virat’s wicket in this ODI series and the chinaman bowler has been a regular wicket-taker in the limited-overs format.

Virat Kohli vs Tabraiz Shamsi in ODIs
Runs: 11
Balls: 14
Outs: 0
Dots: 7
Strike-Rate: 78.6

Related: Angry Virat Kohli Talking to Stump Mic – WATCH

2. Quinton de Kock vs Jasprit Bumrah

Even after announcing a shocking retirement from Test cricket before the second game against India recently, wicket-keeper batter Quinton de Kock will definitely has to be at the top of his game for South Africa to do well in this ODI series. However, India’s premier speedster Jasprit Bumrah has a brilliant head-to-head record against de Kock in the 50-overs format. Also, the South African opener has always scored tons of runs against India in the limited-overs form of the game.

Quinton de Kock vs Jasprit Bumrah in ODIs
Runs: 25
Balls: 60
Outs: 1
Dots: 46
Strike-Rate: 41.7

Related: Jasprit Bumrah, Marco Jansen FIGHT – WATCH

3. David Miller vs Yuzvendra Chahal

The middle-overs stage is a very crucial part of an ODI game and thus, both David Miller and Yuzvendra Chahal will be really vital for their respective teams in this three-match SA vs IND ODI series. Incidentally, both these players have not played a lot of international cricket in the recent times. However, India’s leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has got the better of the Proteas left-hander as many as three times in the ODI format which includes twice in that 2018 tour.

David Miller vs Yuzvendra Chahal in ODIs
Runs: 45
Balls: 62
Outs: 3
Dots: 32
Strike-Rate: 72.6

Related: India vs South Africa Schedule

India vs South Africa 1st ODI

The South Africa vs India three-match ODI series will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 2 PM IST.

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.