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| On Dec 25, 2021 9:29 AM IST

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction – 1st Test South Africa vs India Live Score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, Dream11 Team for Today’s Match

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SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: South Africa is all set to host India in a three-match Test series and the opening game which will be the iconic Boxing Day Test match is scheduled to start from 26 December (Sunday) at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Both these teams are coming into this series after facing quite similar results in their previous Test assignments. South Africa last played Test cricket in July 2021 where they defeated West Indies comprehensively away from home. On the other hand, India recently got the better of New Zealand in a home series by winning the second Test of the two-match series. India will be chasing history as they are yet to win a Test series in South Africa. However, this is expected to be an exciting battle between two competitive Test playing nations.

SA vs IND 1st Test Match Details

Fixture Name: 1st Test, South Africa vs India

Competition: South Africa vs India Test

Date: 26 December

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Ground: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Watch SA vs IND Test Live Score

Watch South Africa vs India Live on Star Sports Network and HotStar app.

SA vs IND Test Pitch Report

The surface at the SuperSport Park is expected to offer some helpful conditions for the fast bowlers. Rain is likely to play spoilsport on all of the five days of the Boxing Day Test match and the overcast conditions will make things difficult for the batters of both the teams. However, the good quality of bounce will favour both the batters and bowlers to some extent. Thus, picking  more of fast bowlers and batters will be a good decision from the fantasy cricket point of view.

Team Form Guide:
SA (recent last): W W L L
IND (recent last): W D W L W


 

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

SA Playing 11 (likely)

Dean Elgar
Aiden Markram
Rassie van der Dussen
Temba Bavuma
Keegan Petersen
Quinton de Kock
Wiaan Mulder
Kagiso Rabada
Keshav Maharaj
Duanne Olivier
Lungi Ngidi/Beuran Hendricks

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  • Anrich Nortje will not be available for the entire series.
  • Dean Elgar will be the captain.
  • Quinton de Kock will don the wicket-keeping duties.
  • They will once again bank upon the likes of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen to deliver well in the batting department.
  • The likes of Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Lungi Ngidi will form part of the bowling attack.

Aiden Markram Stats in Test

South African opener Aiden Markram will be a crucial player to watch out for in this first Test against India as he has done remarkably well this year across formats. Markram also scored a fabulous innings of 94 runs in the first innings of the last game between these two teams in Centurion in 2018.

Matches Runs Average 50/100
26 1824 39.65 9/5

 

 

Kagiso Rabada Stats in Test

For South Africa, their pace bowling spearhead Kagiso Rabada will have to be at the top of his game if they are to beat this Indian team. Kagiso Rabada has picked up more than 200 wickets while playing just 47 Test matches.

Matches Wickets Average Strike-Rate
47 213 22.75 41.24

 

IND Playing 11 (likely)

KL Rahul
Mayank Agarwal
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane
Shreyas Iyer/Hanuma Vihari
Rishabh Pant
Ravichandran Ashwin
Mohammed Shami
Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Siraj

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  • Rohit Sharma has already been ruled out of the Test series.
  • Virat Kohli will captain the team.
  • Rishabh Pant will be the wicket-keeper.
  • The likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli will be their crucial mainstay clogs with the bat.
  • The trio of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj will be their important wicket-taking bowlers.

Virat Kohli Stats in Test

Indian captain Virat Kohli will once again be the important performer for his team in this Test series against the Proteas. Virat Kohli averages more than 50 in South Africa and also composed a fabulous hundred in the last Centurion Test match.

Matches Runs Average 50/100
97 7801 50.66 27/27

 

 

Jasprit Bumrah Stats in Test

For India, speedster Jasprit Bumrah has been a key wicket-taker in the longest format of the game in the recent times as seen in England as well. From making his Test debut in South Africa in 2018, Bumrah has come a long way having taken more than 100 wickets at an average of 22.79.

Matches Wickets Average Strike-rate
24 101 22.79 51.5

 

Who will win South Africa vs India today match?

Hosts South Africa will once again bank upon the likes of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen to deliver well in the batting department. The likes of Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Lungi Ngidi will form part of the bowling attack. On the other hand, Team India will be aiming to do well in challenging conditions and the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli will be their crucial mainstay clogs with the bat. The trio of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj will be their important wicket-taking bowlers. Toss will play an important role as rain could play a spoilsport in this match. According to the SA vs IND today match prediction & South Africa vs India cricket betting tips, South Africa are the favourites to win this match.

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SA vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton de Kock, Rishabh Pant
BATTERS: Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen
ALL-ROUNDERS: Wiaan Mulder
BOWLERS: Mohammed Shami, Duanne Olivier, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Virat Kohli, Kagiso Rabada.

For Grand League: Aiden Markram, Jasprit Bumrah.

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Kuljyot Singh

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