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South Africa Tour of India 2022 – India vs South Africa – 1st T20I Match Prediction

Following another successful season of the Indian Premier League, India will now host South Africa for a five-match Twenty20 International series. The first T20I between these two will be played on June 9th at 7:00 pm at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The T20I series will be ideal for preparing for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia in October-November.

The 1st T20I between India vs South Africa will take place on June 9th, 2022 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Match Details to Note

Match: India vs South Africa, 1st T20I, South Africa Tour of India 2022

Date: June 09, 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

India vs South Africa Team Previews

India (Match Odds – 1.48)

For the bilateral series, India has decided to rest skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah. In addition, they will be without Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja due to injuries. KL Rahul will assume command once more. Rahul was the IPL’s second leading run-scorer, with 616 runs at a strike rate of 135.38 – his fourth consecutive 600+ run performance. He’ll talk to either Ruturaj Gaikwad or Ishan Kishan. Last year’s orange cap holder Gaikwad had a good season, finishing with 368 runs and a strike rate of 126.46. Kishan, on the other hand, was inconsistent throughout the IPL. He had a strike rate of 120.11 and scored 418 points.

India has two contenders for the third position. Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Hooda Hooda had 451 runs at 136.67 for LSG, but he may be overlooked in favour of Shreyas Iyer. Iyer will play all five Twenty20 Internationals before joining the Test squad in England. With the first four positions secured, India must choose between Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik to play the finisher’s role. Pandya led his newly added IPL franchise to their first IPL championship. The finals’ man of the match was the fourth-highest run-scorer, with 487 runs at 131.27. Pandya also took eight wickets with the ball, three of which came in the final. Karthik’s comeback was the most notable, with the RCB finisher scoring 330 runs at a strike rate of 183.33. Rishabh Pant has been appointed as Rahul’s deputy. Before going to the T20 World Cup, his form, along with Karthik and Kishan, will be scrutinised.

Kuldeep Yadav, the IPL’s Purple Cap holder, will lead the spin attack. This IPL, the ‘Kulchas’ took 48 wickets. I Bhavneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, and Avesh Khan will lead the Indian pace attack. Patel and Khan both maintained their form from the previous season’s IPL, taking 19 and 18 wickets, respectively. Umran Malik, the IPL’s emerging player of the season, and death over specialist Arshdeep Singh have received their first call-ups. Malik, who regularly bowled above 150, took 22 wickets in his first IPL season as a regular. Who wouldn’t want him to break his 157 km/h record in this series?

India Squad

KL Rahul (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(vc) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan

South Africa (Match Odds – 2.60)

South Africa under Bavuma will rely on the success of Quinton de Kock, David Miller, and Kagiso Rabada in the IPL. Quinton batted 148.97 and scored 508 runs in 15 games. In T20Is, he has a strong record against India. He’ll begin with Reeza Hendricks. Rassie Van der Dussen will take the third spot. So far, the right-handed batter has 933 runs in 34 games. South Africa may bench Hendricks in favour of Aiden Markram for the first few games.

In a recent press conference, Bavuma stated that David Miller will bat in the middle order and will get a chance to bat early. The IPL champion had a career-best season, scoring 481 runs at 142.73. His record against India is dismal. Miller has only scored 99 runs in nine games against India. With so much power depth in the batting order, Bavuma will bat sixth.

South Africa’s pace attack will be led by Rabada, Nortje, and Dwaine Pretorious. Rabada finished third in the leading wicket-takers’ table, with 23 wickets at an average of 17.65. Nortje will return after missing more than 8 months due to injury. The web will be spun by Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi against India. South Africa is more likely to play both on spin-friendly pitches in India.

South Africa Squad

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen

Predicted XI: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen

India vs South Africa Toss Prediction

The results of six Twenty20 Internationals have been evenly split between teams batting first and second. The team chasing the target has won three out of the last four games. As a result, the team that wins the toss should bat first.

Which Team Wins the Coin Toss – India – 1.85

Which Team Wins the Coin Toss – South Africa – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The first Twenty20 International between India and South Africa will be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The stadium has a capacity of 48000 spectators and has previously hosted 34 tests, 25 ODIs, and 6 T20Is. The stadium is famous for Anil Kumble’s 74-ball 10 against Pakistan. The stadium serves as the home ground for the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.

The T20 is expected to be played in scorching heat. The temperature will range between 31 and 43 degrees Celsius. Smoke and haze are expected to cover large areas. The wind will be blowing at 13-19 km/h from the northeast. The pitch is conducive to batting. It also allows bowlers to swing in either direction during the early stages of the game.

India vs South Africa Match Prediction

With both teams’ current form, it will be a nail-biting battle. India is unbeaten in its last 14 Twenty20 Internationals. They have won their last three home T20I series. However, they have yet to win a home T20I series against South Africa. South Africa has won 13 of their last 15 Twenty20 Internationals. However, it is a home game, and the Indian squad is loaded with IPL stars. As a result, India has an advantage over South Africa in the first Twenty20 International.

India is the favourite to beat South Africa at the odds of 1.48.

  • India is unbeaten in the last 12 Twenty20 Internationals. They have also won 11 straight games at home.
  • South Africa has won four of their last five Twenty20 Internationals. In India, they have never lost a T20I series.
  • Both teams have won twice in the last five T20Is between India and South Africa, with the remaining game called off due to rain.

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