South Africa Tour of India 2022: India vs South Africa – 1st ODI Preview and Updates

India vs South Africa – This will be an exciting match between the two teams. The regulars from India have left for Australia, while the Proteas T20 World Cup squad is still in India for the ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan will lead a group of newcomers that includes Rajat Patidar and Mukesh Kumar. Patidar has been in excellent form on the domestic circuit recently and will be one to watch in the India squad.

The standby players for the T20 World Cup, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, and Deepak Chahar, will also be included in this ODI squad. In the recent T20I series against South Africa, Chahar was outstanding with both bat and ball.

South Africa’s key players include Janneman Malan, Hendricks, and Markram, in addition to QDK. Furthermore, Rabada, Ngidi, and Nortje will be a difficult test for an inexperienced Indian batting lineup.

The 1st ODI of India vs South Africa will take place on October 6th, 2022 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

India vs South Africa

India vs South Africa

Match Details to Note

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

Date: October 6, 2022 (Thursday)                                                    

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

India (Match Odds – 2.00):


Shikhar Dhawan will captain India in the three-match ODI series against South Africa at home. It will be interesting to see how the team management balances playing XI with the resources available.

This squad contains a number of promising players, including uncapped Rajat Patidar and Mukesh Kumar. Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan, who both missed out on the T20 World Cup squad, will compete for a spot in the playing XI. Fans have been outraged by Samson’s absence from numerous important events, including the Asia Cup.

Shubman Gill is the most likely candidate to open the innings alongside Dhawan. While Gaikwad has yet to make his international debut, he may get one during this series.

Shreyas Iyer is the most experienced batter in this Indian squad after Dhawan. Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, and Shahbaz Ahmed, on the other hand, are all uncapped players.

Patidar, Iyer, and Samson will be crucial in the middle order, while Shardul Thakur can help further down the order. India’s new ball attack would be led by Siraj and Deepak Chahar. Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav are also essential if India is to halt South Africa’s rampage.

Full Squad:

Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson(w), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Rahul Tripathi, Mukesh Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi

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Players to watch out for:

Shikhar Dhawan

The left-handed opener is a good hitter who has hit 322 runs in his last six ODI innings.

Shubman Gill

In August, the 23-year-old right-handed opener scored his first international century against Zimbabwe. He has since shot 92 and 119 in the County Championship for Glamorgan.

Kuldeep Yadav

The 27-year-old left-arm spinner made his One-Day International debut in June 2017. In this format, his best figures are 6-25 against England in 2018.

Possible Playing XI:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shryeas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Sanju Samson (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav

South Africa (Match Odds – 1.80):


Although they lost the T20I series, they ended on a high note by defeating India by 49 runs in the final T20I. Temba Bavuma, who has been out of touch recently, will be looking for some good knocks before heading to Australia. Reeza Hendricks and the middle-order hero, Aiden Markram, will also play important roles in this series.

Markam was a key player for South Africa in the previous T20 World Cup, scoring some match-winning runs. The Proteas have a well-balanced squad that includes experienced all-rounders, wicket-keepers, and a world-class bowling attack.

Klaasen is a reliable middle-order batter, and Bavuma must give him a chance in this series. Andile Phehlukwayo, a bowling all-rounder, is another player who deserves a chance.

During the T20I series, Nortje, Rabada, and Ngidi did not have the impact they had hoped for. This bowling trio’s comeback will be critical just before the big event in Australia. Keshav Maharaj was impressive throughout the T20I series, and now appears to be the right time to include Shamsi in the playing XI so that he can get some game time before South Africa’s World Cup opener.

Full Squad:

Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Heinrich Klaasen, Lungi Ngidi, Reeza Hendricks

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Players to watch out for:

Quinton de Kock

The aggressive left-handed opener has a fantastic record in ODI cricket and comes into this game after consecutive T20I series scores of 68 and 69 not out.

Janneman Malan

The 26-year-old has easily transitioned to ODI cricket. He made his debut in February 2020 and has a batting average of 52.70 in 19 innings.

Kagiso Rabada

The all-rounder is one of the most powerful and consistent bowlers on the international circuit. In this format, his best figures are 6-16.

Possible Playing XI:

Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

India vs South Africa Top Team Batsmen

Cricbaba is rooting for India’s batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer. In this format, Iyer has a 42.61 average.

Our batting picks for South Africa are Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, and David Miller. Miller has a 40.67 ERA in 124 ODI innings.

India vs South Africa Top Team Bowlers

For India, we recommend Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, and Avesh Khan. Thakur has 36 ODI wickets and should be able to take advantage of the overhead conditions in this match.

Our bowling picks for South Africa are Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Anrich Nortje. Nortje has 28 wickets at a 24.03 average.

India vs South Africa Head to Head

South Africa leads the ODI series by 14 games. The two teams met earlier this year in a three-match One-Day International series, with South Africa winning 3-0 at home.

India vs South Africa Head to Head Stats in ODIs

Matches Played IND Won SA Won Tie NR
Overall 87 35 49 0 3
Last 5 5 2 2 0 0

India vs South Africa Toss Prediction

Only three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) have been played at this venue, and two of them were won by teams batting second. Given that the pitch is flat and batters can play their shots freely, chasing down a total should be easy. However, given the weather, it would be preferable to get a total on the board so that the DLS method does not play spoilsport if rain disrupts the match.

India vs South Africa Pitch Report

The first ODI of the SA series will be played at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. The average first innings score at this venue in three ODIs has been 230 runs. Given the pitch and the ability of both teams’ batters, we anticipate a 250+ score from both teams.

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On the day of the match, a thunderstorm is expected in Lucknow. The pitch at Ekana Stadium is well-balanced, with good bounce and will be ideal for batting.

India vs South Africa Prediction

India may have a strong squad and a home advantage over the visitors. However, the majority of their regulars have left, leaving the batting department with inexperienced players. As a result, South Africa has a slight advantage over the hosts and, if their star bowlers perform well, can put the hosts on the back foot. In our prediction for the first ODI, South Africa will start as favorites. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

South Africa is the favourite to beat India at the odds of 1.80.

India vs South Africa Odds for Most Recommended Bet

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Quinton de Kock has 17 ODI centuries to his name, and he is Cricbaba pick for South Africa’s highest run scorer on Thursday.

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