IND vs SA Dream11: After a torrid time in New Zealand, the Indian team is back in their own den and would be welcoming South Africa for a three-match ODI series starting from March 12th. This would be India's penultimate assignment before the IPL gets underway.
The first match of the series will be played at the HCA Stadium in Dharamshala, followed by fixtures in Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow and Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The visitors are coming into this series after thumping Australia 3-0 in a three-match ODI series at home. A clean sweep is always a good sign for any team's preparation but especially after losing the T20I series 1-2.
As far as the current form is concerned, both teams are almost sailing on the same ship which makes this series an evenly contested one right from the very first fixture.
Here, we have come up with match prediction, team news, possible playing elevens and fantasy picks for IND vs SA Dream11 prediction.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, 12th March at 01:30 PM IST
India last played an ODI here in the year 2017 against Sri Lanka. The hosts were bundled for a mere 112 handing Sri Lanka a comfortable 7 wickets victory.
India won: 04
South Africa won: 01
No result: 00
Last result at this venue
08th Mar 2020: India 112/10 (38.2 Overs) lost to Sri Lanka 114/3 (20.4 Overs) by 7 wickets.
Here we come up with Dream11 Fantasy cricket prediction and team news.
The team management has announced a new look 15-member squad for this series.
Injuries/Unavailable: Rohit Sharma (Injured), Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal (Dropped)
Included: Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan
Possible combination: Prithvi Shaw is most likely to partner Shikhar Dhawan at the top. The openers will be followed by Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey and KL Rahul.
Hardik Pandya is back in the mix and will play the finisher's role. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will be taking the seam bowling responsibility, whereas, going by the numbers of Yuzvendra Chahal against this very opposition, he is likely to get a game ahead of Kuldeep Yadav.
India Playing 11- (Expected)
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
South Africa News
They have also made some changes in their ODI setup from the last series which they lost against Australia 2-1 at home.
Unavailable: Kagiso Rabada (injured)
Returns/Included: Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan
Probable combination: Skipper Quinton de Kock will be partnering with either Janneman Malan or Temba Bavuma to open the innings.
The middle and lower middle-order will persist with the likes of Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller.
Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Andile Phehlukwayo will form the bowling attack.
South Africa Playing 11- (Expected)
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma/JJ Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj
Quinton de Kock (c), JJ Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Janneman Malan, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Temba Bavuma, Beurean Hendricks, Kyle Verryenne.
Virat Kohli (c), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill.
KL Rahul: 535 runs from the last 9 innings in ODIs averaging 66.87.
Shreyas Iyer: 467 runs from the last 10 ODI innings averaging 51.88.
Virat Kohli: 242 runs from the last 5 ODI innings averaging 48.40.
Yuzvendra Chahal: 20 wickets from the just 7 matches against this opposition.
From South Africa:
Quinton de Kock: 347 runs from the last 10 innings in ODIs averaging 34.7.
Faf du Plessis: 282 runs from the last 4 ODI innings averaging 94.
Heinrich Klaasen: 242 runs from the last 3 ODI innings averaging 242.
Lungi Ngidi: 16 wickets from the last 6 matches in ODIs.
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