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| On Jan 19, 2022 8:00 AM IST

SA vs IND Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for South Africa vs India 1st ODI


SA vs IND Dream11 Team: After a hard-fought and exciting Test series, South Africa and India will be fighting out in a three-match ODI series and the first ODI will take place at the Boland Park in Paarl. Hosts South Africa will have the momentum on their side due to their sensational win in the Test series while India will be looking to take confidence from their staggering performance during the last Proteas tour in 2018 where they won their first-ever ODI series by comprehensive 5-1 margin. There are some key players in both the teams to watch out for in the first India vs South Africa ODI match.

SA vs IND Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

1. Virat Kohli

The Indian cricket fans will want their probably the best ODI batsman, Virat Kohli, to forget the off-field controversies and be at the top of his game in this ODI series against South Africa. Kohli will want to take confidence from the last tour to South Africa in 2018 where he finished as the leading run-getter in the six-match ODI series. The right-hander notched up an astonishing tally of 558 runs from 6 innings at a mindboggling average of 186 that included as many as 3 centuries and 1 fifty. In his overall career, the 33-year-old has scored more than 12,000 ODI runs at an average of 59.07 consisting of 43 hundreds and 63 half-centuries.

Virat Kohli Stats vs South Africa in ODI

Matches Runs Average 50/100
25 1287 64.4 6/4

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2. Quinton de Kock

After taking retirement from Test cricket, wicket-keeper batter Quinton de Kock will be quite motivated to do well in the South Africa vs India ODI matches. Also, looking at his career so far, de Kock has enjoyed a lot while playing against India especially in white-ball cricket having smashed close to 800 runs in just 13 ODI matches. The Proteas senior opener has scored 5 centuries and 1 fifty against his favourite opposition with a stunning average of 60.3. Quinton de Kock has amassed more than 5000 runs from 124 ODIs that includes 26 fifties and 16 hundreds.

Quinton de Kock Stats vs India in ODI

Matches Runs Average 50/100
13 784 60.3 1/5


3. KL Rahul

India’s stand-in captain KL Rahul will be looking forward to lead his side from the front in this three-match series against the Proteas. Rahul performed impressively well in the last couple of years while batting in the middle-order for India scoring centuries against England and New Zealand, however, in the absence of Rohit Sharma, the skipper has already made it clear that he will open the batting in the South Africa ODI series which also gives him a great chance to be amongst the runs. While talking about his overall numbers, he has done remarkably well having scored more than 1500 runs in 38 ODIs at a fine average of close to 49. KL Rahul has notched up 9 half-centuries and 5 hundreds so far in ODI cricket.

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KL Rahul Stats in ODI

Matches Runs Average 50/100
38 1509 48.68 9/5


4. Janneman Malan

For South Africa, young opening batsman Janneman Malan will surely be an exciting player to watch out for in this SA vs IND ODI series due to his amazing numbers in 50-overs cricket. In a very short career, Janneman Malan is the talk of the town for the Proteas having smashed as many as 661 runs in 10 innings at an excellent average of 82.62. The 25-year-old right-hander has already scored 3 hundreds and two fifties including a career-best of 177. He has the potential to score big runs in the ODI format of the game and can prove to be very dangerous batsman for the opposition if he gets a good start upfront.

Janneman Malan Stats in ODI

Matches Runs Average 50/100
11 661 82.62 2/3


5. Jasprit Bumrah

Team India’s newly appointed vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah will lead the bowling attack for the visitors and he has been a regular wicket-taker for the national team across formats for a long while now. Bumrah will also be high on confidence after that stunning five-wicket haul in the first innings of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. The right-arm speedster ended up picking as many as 8 wickets in the last ODI series against the Proteas during the 2018 tour. However, he has grown a lot mature as a bowler since then and has now taken more than 100 ODI wickets at a brilliant economy of less than 5.

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Jasprit Bumrah Stats in ODI

Matches Wickets Economy
67 108 4.66


South Africa vs India 1st ODI Live

Hosts South Africa have suffered a massive blow having rested their premier pacer Kagiso Rabada for the India ODI series in order to manage his workload. This also means the home team will be without two of their frontline fast bowlers namely Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje who is too out with an injury.

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Kuljyot Singh

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