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IND vs SA 1st ODI: Preview, Pitch Report, Dream11 prediction, and playing XI

Here we will look at the preview, pitch report, Dream11 prediction and playing XI for the first ODI between India and South Africa!

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Last updated: 11.03.2020
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With the final series before the shutdown on this cricketing season, India and South Africa will lock horns in Dharamshala. Both the teams will enter into the series on the back of some contrasting memories. India will be looking to banish the dreadful whitewashes in New Zealand. This is better said than done because South Africa have improved a lot since their last tour. Proteas are returning after giving Australia their share of ODI whitewash. 


However, the Indian National Cricket Team always played like champions in the home games and have also got the boost of Hardik Pandya for the upcoming series. The form of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are other soothing aspects for this team while they will be further strengthened by the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan. Meanwhile, South Africa is doing wonders under the captaincy of Quinton de Kock and the youngsters Heinrich Klaasen and Jaaneman Malan are in the form of their life. The return of Faf du Plessis will further boost the core strength of the team. 


Click here to make your own dream team on Dream11. Here is the IND vs SA 1st ODI Dream11 predictions and match details that you need to know right away:

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Match details:


When: 12 March 2020


Where: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh


Capacity: 23,000


Time: 1:30 PM


CYS Fantasy Team for the IND vs SA 1st ODI:



Players to watch:


Heinrich Klaasen: 

Klaasen is in red hot form at the moment. He was declared the 'Man of the Series' for the recently concluded 3-match Australia tour of the South Africa series. His scores in the series were 123*, 51 and 68* to help his team to a 3-0 whitewash of the Aussies. 


Hardik Pandya: 

Pandya is hands down the top choice for this IND vs SA 1st ODI Dream11 prediction. The fit-again all-rounder has set the domestic circle on fire with great performances, both with the bat and ball. But it remains to be seen how he converts this momentum on the International Circuit.


Quinton de Kock:

The South African skipper brings in loads of experience along with a rich history in the subcontinent. De Kock has scored 784 runs against India at an average of 60.30 runs. He can easily slot in as the Captain or Vice-Captain in your fantasy team. 


KL Rahul:

KL Rahul is an obvious choice in the team, considering the form he is in. The 27-year-old Wicket-keeper hit an unbeaten 88 and a fighting 112 against NZ in the first and third matches respectively. Not to forget, Rahul knows the pitch too well, having played a few games here while at Kings XI Punjab.


Pitch Report:

Dharamshala is a very unpredictable surface. While it has proven to be a heaven for batsmen in the T20 format, the average runs in ODIs has been a lowly 214 (first innings). In terms of bowling, expect seamers to benefit from the windy Himalayan conditions. 


IND vs SA 1st ODI Probable Playing XI:


IND: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah.


SA: Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), JJ Smuts, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi.


Recent form:


IND: L L L W W  (most recent first)


SA: W W W L NR  (most recent first)


IND vs SA 1st ODI Dream11 team top picks:

Quinton de Kock ( C & WK), KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli, Heinrich Klaasen, Shreyas Iyer, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (VC), JJ Smuts, Lungi Ngidi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Anrich Nortje.


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