SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: 1st ODI Match of India tour of South Africa, 2023 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for South Africa vs India Dream11 Team

Updated on: Dec 16, 2023 5:29 pm IST

South Africa vs India Dream11 Team 1st ODI

The first ODI between South Africa and India will be played at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

South Africa vs India, 1st ODI of India tour of South Africa 2023
17th December, 01:30 PM IST
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

SA vs IND Preview

Following a neck-and-neck T20I series, South Africa and India will square off in the ODI format. India will be a force to reckon with and welcome the returns of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer ahead of this series. However, South Africa are one of the teams to beat in white-ball cricket at home, with captain Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen being the best in the business. Although both teams look evenly matched on paper, a cracking game is expected in Johannesburg.

Form Guide

SA: L-W-L-W-W
IND: L-W-W-W-W

The Wanderers Stadium Pitch Report

A competitive track awaits the two sides in Johannesburg, with the average first-innings score over the last five ODIs reading 198. Although pacers are expected to have a significant impact in this game, spin has found some assistance at the venue. Given the nature of the track, both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss.

SA Playing 11

1. Reeza Hendricks
2. Tony de Zorzi
3. Rassie van der Dussen
4. Aiden Markram (c)
5. Heinrich Klaasen
6. David Miller
7. Andile Phehlukwayo
8. Keshav Maharaj
9. Nandre Burger
10. Lizaad Williams
11. Ottniel Bartman

South Africa Team News

  • Kyle Verreynne, a wicketkeeper-batter, and all-rounder Wiaan Mulder have been called up to the ODI squad.
  • There is no injury news from the squad.

SA Key Players

 Rassie van der Dussen Stats vs India in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against IND in ODI ODI Batting average vs IND Total runs Captain choice
6, 76, 13, 133, 21 253 runs in 5 matches 84.33 2322 Runs in 59 Matches             ✅

Heinrich Klaasen Stats vs India in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against IND in ODI ODI Batting average vs IND ODI Stats in West Indies Vice-captain choice
47, 10, 1, 15, 12 249 runs in 8 Matches 41.50 999 runs in 26 Matches             ✅

IND Playing 11

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Sanju Samson
3. Tilak Varma
4. Shreyas Iyer
5. KL Rahul (c)
6. Rinku Singh
7. Axar Patel
8. Arshdeep Singh
9. Avesh Khan
10. Mukesh Kumar
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

India Team News

  • Deepak Chahar has withdrawn from the ODI series due to a family medical emergency, and Akash Deep has been named as his replacement.
  • KL Rahul is likely to bat at number 5, his preferred position.
  • Hard-hitting batter Rinku Singh is likely to debut in ODIs and will bat at number six to ensure a fitting finish.

IND Key Players

KL Rahul Stats vs South Africa in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against SA in ODI ODI Batting average vs SA Total ODI runs Captain choice
66, 39, 102, 8, 21 110 runs in 5 matches 22.00 2743 Runs in 72 Matches             ✅

Shreyas Iyer Stats vs South Africa in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against SA in ODI ODI Batting average vs SA Total ODI runs Vice-captain choice
4, 105, 128, 77, 82 370 runs in 10 Matches 52.86 2331 runs in 58 matches             ✅

Who will win today’s match between South Africa and India (1st ODI of India tour of South Africa 2023)?

  • South Africa has been undefeated at home since 2022 in ODI series, defeating the likes of England, Australia, and the Netherlands.
  • The last time India visited South Africa for an ODI series was back in January 2022, however, the visitors lost the series by 3-0.
  • However, India has been fantastic in their recent performances and is riding high on the exploits of young guns. Despite that, South Africa, with home advantage and a strong record at home, is expected to dominate.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Heinrich Klaasen, KL Rahul
Batsmen: Rassie van der Dussen, Shreyas Iyer, David Miller, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-rounder: Aiden Markram, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Lizaad Williams, Mukesh Kumar

Who are Best Captain Options for SA vs IND Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Shreyas Iyer, Rassie van der Dussen
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Aiden Markram, Axar Patel

What are SA vs IND Fantasy Tips?

  • Shreyas Iyer has an average of more than 50 against South Africa, and given his experience, he is a multiplier pick for today’s outing.
  • Aiden Markram has an average of more than 80 at this venue, hence, he could be a good pick for mega leagues.
  • Axar Patel is the safest vice-captaincy pick for this game, given his batting and bowling prowess.

Where to watch SA vs IND Live?

Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar

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