IND vs SA Today Match Prediction – Who Will Win India vs South Africa 1st ODI?

Updated on: Oct 5, 2022 9:34 am IST

  • IND vs SA Today Match Prediction – Who Will Win India vs South Africa 1st ODI?

    India will once again be led by Shikhar Dhawan in the one day internationals. The last time India played ODIs was in West Indies where India whitewashed the home country under Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy. South Africa are such a strong ODI side and this series should be really be a tough series for India.

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    India’s bowling attack has some promising bowlers in the absence of their first choice players. Their spin attack has quite a variety with Ravi Bishnoi, Shahbaz Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav present in there. The batting will have the experience of Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan while the youngsters like Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan will be playing around them.

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    South Africa defeated India 3-0 in South Africa earlier this year. South Africa outplayed India in all the 3 games of the series and they weren’t even playing their best team at that point in time. With South Africa naming a full strength squad for this series, they would fancy their chances once again. This series is also pretty crucial for them as it comes under ODI super league where they are yet to qualify directly for the world cup next year which is set to happen in India.

    India’s middle order is susceptible to high pace and SA can attack them with top quality pacers in their lineup. It is expected that SA will win the first match of the series.

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    Can Shubham Gill continue his good run?

    Shubman Gill has started his ODI career in a brilliant manner. He averaged over 70 and strikes at 105. Although the sample size is small, one can see the ease with which he paces his innings in this format of the game without any difficulty. He was India’s best batsman in the series against West Indies. Another good series here would almost make him impossible for selectors to ignore him even in the first choice playing 11. At the very least, he would lock his place in the ODI squad as the backup opener for world cup next year.

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