India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Injury News and Dream 11 Picks

Brace yourself for the thrilling clash in the India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match at Durban on December 10, 2023.

India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Prediction: South Africa will welcome India at Durban to play their first T20 match of the tour and series, which is going to be a tough challenge for the Indians as they always find it quite hard to win the series in South Africa.

India will be confident as they recently won the T20 series against Australia, and they did not include India’s core team, as Virat Kohli, Shami, and Rohit Sharma were given rest. They will join India’s test squad after the T20 and ODI series are finished, but until then, India will test Suryakumar Yadav’s captaincy ability. They also included Shubman Gill and Mohammad Siraj in the squad.

However, there are some conflicts between the cricket legends and Indian Selectors over not including Ishan Kishan in the squad after he has been so consistent in the last year whenever he got the chance in the team. Ajay Jadeja has been very upfront for Ishan Kishan as he thinks that Indian Selectors are wasting the talent of Ishan Kishan when he is in good form and doesn’t know what to make selectors believe that Ishan has everything Indian cricket wants. To Know more about the story related to Ishan Kishan and Ajay Jadeja, you can go to this blog-

South Africa will look to overcome their heavy defeat in the World Cup semi-finals against Australia after playing one of the best cricket matches in the tournament. The squad of the South African team is almost the same as that which appeared in the World Cup, which is quite surprising as they are not giving many new players a chance. This series is mainly for testing the team combination, and both teams are going to make some changes to check if it is going to fit the team or not.

Aiden Markram was given the captaincy after the selectors dropped Temba Bauma from the squad, which is the right decision because he is not meant for the T20 matches as his playing styling is staying on the pitch while rotating the strike and playing with a 100-strike rate. South Africa never won any World Cup, which is a big miss for a team like them who had produced many greats in cricket but still failed to give their all in the semi-finals and finals as they are known for choking in the crucial matches.

When and Where To Watch India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match

MatchIndia vs South Africa 1st T20 Match
Date & TimeDecember 10, 2023, 7:30 PM IST
VenueKingsmead, Durban
Where to WatchHotstar

Player Injury Report For India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match

There is no Injury news from the team.

India vs South Africa Head-to-Head T20 Record

Match Played24
India Won13
Australia Won10

Weather Conditions For India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match

The weather will be clear for the next match.

Pitch Report of Kingsmead, Durban, In India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match On December 10, 2023

Match Played10 Matches
Batting first won5 Matches won
Batting second won5 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores159.6 Runs
Highest Team innings total218/4 by IND
Lowest Team innings total80/1 by RSA (7 over)

The pitch of Kingsmead, Durban, usually favors the batter as it is flat, but it does have some extra bounce for the pace bowlers, which is generally seen in South African pitches as it is a night game, which makes difficult for the spinner to get grip from it as the dew is also one of the factors.

India And South Africa T20 Record At Kingsmead Stadium

MatchesIndiaSouth Africa
No Result10

Team Preview Of India

India will have almost the same team that is used against Australia, but some players need to come up, such as Arshdeep Singh and Jitesh Sharma, given the chance to shine and prove themself because India is looking at both as the core member of the T20 squad.

Important players for the India Team in the match against South Africa

1- Shubman Gill has been in off form and has not had a good World Cup with the bat, but he has been one of the core members of the Indian T20 and ODI teams for a year. If he does not perform well in this series, then there might be a chance that India will drop him from the T20 squad because Ishan Kishan and a few other players have better records.

2- Suryakumar Yadav has been the best T20 batter for a long time, and he has a 62.33 average against South Africa as he scored 187 runs in just 4 matches with a strike rate of 185.14.

3- Ruturaj Gaikwad was the top scorer of the Indian team against Australia in the T20 series, in which he scored 223 runs in 5 matches, the highest of 123 runs not out. He is seen as a future captain and core player of the T20.

Team Preview Of South Africa

South Africa will be looking to win the T20 series at home as during their visit to India; they suffered defeat in the T20 and ODI series. There are a few young players like Donovan Ferreira and Tristan Stubbs looking to get a chance to show their skill, which they did in the South African T20 league.

Important players for the South Africa Team in the match against India

1- Aiden Markram will need to lead the side from the front but improve his performance in the T20. His average in T20 is good, and he can bowl a few overs for the team. He has a 36.66-run average against India in the T20I.

2- Reeza Hendricks has been Shewag of South Africa who either scores big or gets out on 0, which is why he has consistently been in and out of the team for the last three years. He scored 273 runs in the last 6 matches with an average of 45.5 and a strike rate of 164.45.

3- Lungi Ngidi has been getting hammered recently, but he has great bowling skills in T20 cricket. He took 10 wickets against India in 5 Matches of T20 but can be lethal on the South African surface.

India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Prediction

South Africa will be the favorite to win the match, but if India is going to chase, then they will have a better chance.

India vs South Africa 1st T20: Probable Playing 11 of India

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar

India vs South Africa 1st T20: Probable Playing 11 of South Africa

Aiden Markram (c), Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tristan Stubbs, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Donovan Ferreira

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