India and South Africa will clash in the first of three ODI matches on Sunday (December 17) at Johannesburg’s New Wanderers Stadium. Following India’s disappointment in the World Cup 2023 Final, this marks the Men in Blue’s return to 50-over cricket. Having already drawn the T20I series 1-1 with the Proteas, India is set to engage in two Test matches following the conclusion of the ODI series.
SA vs IND 1st ODI Match Details
|South Africa vs India
|Starts at 1.30 PM
The captains and management of both India and South Africa will be closely monitoring the Wanderers’ pitch and weather report. Over the past few days in Johannesburg, we’ve observed cloudy weather with rainfall. Historically, the pitch has tended to favor both batsmen and pacers, allowing batsmen to rely on the bounce for their natural shots and providing swing and bounce for the pacers.
AccuWeather forecasts thunderstorms in the morning followed by mostly cloudy conditions for Johannesburg on December 17. The temperature is expected to be 23°C at the beginning of the day and may reach 27°C by the end of the day.
Rain Outlook for Johannesburg on December 17: A 51 percent chance of precipitation is anticipated, with thunderstorms expected between 6 AM and 8 AM Local Time on the matchday. Consequently, there could be a potential delay or interruption during the IND vs SA 1st ODI.
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Team News/Injury Update
In this series, India will be without their ODI Captain Rohit Sharma, with KL Rahul taking on the captaincy. Notable absences include Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah, paving the way for many young and new faces to showcase their skills against South Africa. The first match on Sunday may feature Sanju Samson, Rinku Singh, Tilak Verma, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been chosen as the spinners, with the anticipation that Chahal will play on Sunday.
Aiden Markram will captain South Africa in the absence of Temba Bavuma, who has been rested for the series. While the Proteas have a strong batting unit, their bowling will be led by Lizaad Williams. Newcomers Ottniel Bartman, Mihali Mpongwana, and Nandre Burger join the pace department, complementing spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj, with the latter expected to play on Sunday.
SA vs IND Head-to-Head ODI Records
Team India and Proteas have encountered each other 91 times in one-day international matches. South Africa holds an advantage over India with 50 victories, while Team India has emerged victorious 38 times, and three matches have concluded with no result thus far.
|Total matches played
|South Africa won
|Team India won
India and South Africa ODI Squads
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C)(wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, and Deepak Chahar
South Africa: Aiden Markram (c), Ottniel Baartman, Nandre Burger, Tony de Zorzi, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Mihlali Mpongwana, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne and Lizaad Williams
SA vs IND 1st ODI Match Probable Playing XI
South Africa Playing XI – Aiden Markram (captain), Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Tony de Zorzi, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams, Nandre Burger, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabriaz Shamsi
Team India Playing XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, KL Rahul (captain & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar
SA vs IND 1st ODI Match Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team for Small League
KL Rahul (vice-captain), H Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, R Hendricks, Aiden Markram (captain), A Phehlukwayo, K Maharaj, K Yadav, D Chahar
Dream11 Team for Grand League
KL Rahul, H Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen, S Iyer, R Hendricks (captain), R Singh, Aiden Markram, A Phehlukwayo (vice-captain), K Yadav, D Chahar, N Burger
IND vs SA Winner Prediction
Looking at the squad and strength of the team and their performances India is likely to win the match.
IND vs SA Win %
IND => 56% SA => 44%
We’ve formed these two teams, one modest and the other impressive, through our efforts, considering factors like in-depth analysis and players’ records. Feel free to craft your optimal Dream 11 team based on your independent decisions, keeping it within the 100-point limit.