SA Vs IND 1st Test Prediction-Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Jan 5, 2018 5:33 am IST

South Africa Vs India 1st Test Match Dream 11 India Fantasy Team Predictions

India Tour of South Africa

India tour of South Africa will have 3 Test matches, 6 One Day Internationals and 3 t20s to be played. As the year 2018 kicks off, both the team would like to start the tour with a win.

Match Stats:-

Tournament- India Tour of South Africa

Stadium- Newlands, Cape Town

Date and Time- January 05-January 09, 10:30 AM Local


Match info-

India will kick-start their New Year with the first test match scheduled tomorrow at Newlands, Cape Town against the hosts. Although, they were unbeatable in home conditions, the tour of South Africa is one of the toughest assignments for India in 2018. The hosts on the other hand are set to boast a full strength squad for the first time in almost two years. The biggest headache of the visitors is the return of AB De Villiers, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris. Proteas have not been playing with their full potential since last two years. Moreover, the consequences will be out once the game starts. The SA Vs IND match preview is listed below.


Pitch Report:

The Newlands pitch is expected to be slow after the Cape Town’s worst drought in decades. According to ground men, the weather conditions have made it difficult to produce seam-friendly wicket.


Ground Stats:

Total number of matches played -54

Total matches won by side batting first-20

Total matches won by side bowling first-23

Average 1st innings score at this ground-333

Average 2nd innings score at this ground-297

Average 3rd innings score at this ground-231

Average 4th Innings score at this ground-164

Highest total recorded at this venue-651/10 (154.3 Ov) by RSA vs Aus

Lowest total recorded at this venue-35/10 (22.4 Ov) by RSA vs Eng


South Africa Team News:

  • Faf du Plessis will lead the team
  • A 15-member squad has been declared ahead of the match

South Africa Squad:

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Vernon Philander, Theunis de Bruyn

SA Probable 11-

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Andile Phehlukwayo/Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel/Chris Morris Dale Steyn

India Team News –

  • Skipper Virat Kohli will lead the team
  • Management has confirmed that Shikhar Dhawan is fit and available for selection

India Squad:

Virat Kohli, M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

IND Probable 11-

Murli Vijay, KL Rahul/Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Cheteswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin/R Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma/Umesh Yadav


Please Note: The SA Vs IND 1st test match preview we are providing here is completely based on our research and understanding. We request you to choose your own playing 11 from the squad listed above. The preview provided here is just a sample for your dream 11 fantasy team for tomorrow’s match. 


Key Players:


Murli Vijay (Ind-batsman)

Virat Kohli (SA-batsman)

Cheteshwar Pujara (SA-batsman)

Hashim Amla (SA-batsman)


Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (Ind-bowler)

Morne Morkel (SA-bowler)

Kagiso Rabada (SA-bowler)

Aiden Markam (SA-bowker)

India Fantasy Tip: – Try to pick more Indian players. In the entire series, Indian players have performed far better than the hosts.

SA Vs IND 1st Test Prediction:-


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