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

India vs South Africa 1st Test Match Prediction: After the T20 and ODI series, India and South Africa will go up against in the 1st test match at Supersport, Centurion, and we will see many star players of the Indian team come back into the squads.

India has been amazing in the test matches for the last two years, which is why they reached the World Test Championship both times but were not able to win once. However, India won just 4 matches out of 15 in South Africa, and in the last two years, India clinched the titles in most of every away series but failed to do it in South Africa.

South Africa has been amazing in their home test series over the years, and it is one of the toughest places to win a match against. However, they lost both the T20 and ODI series against the Indian side, but then they have been amazing in the home test series.

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

MatchIndia vs South Africa 1st Test Match
Date & TimeDecember 26, 2023, 1:30 PM IST
VenueSuperSport, Centurion
Where to WatchHotstar

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

There is no latest injury news, and all players are fit to play.

India vs South Africa Head-to-Head Test Record

Match Played42
India Won15
South Africa Won17

Weather Conditions For India vs South Africa 3rd ODI Match

The weather will be a bit overcast, and there is a chance of rain in the morning and evening.

Pitch Report of SuperSport, Centurion, In India vs South Africa 1st Test Match On December 21, 2023

Match Played28 Matches
Batting first won13 Matches won
Batting second won11 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores329 Runs
Average 2nd innings scores316 Runs
Average 3rd innings scores230 Runs
Average 4th innings scores162 Runs
Highest Team innings total621/10 by RSA
Lowest Team innings total101/10 by ENG

SuperSport Centurion has been one of the balanced pitches in South Africa, and the pace bowlers do get something in every inning. However, in the recent matches, the pace bowlers always had the upper hand, especially the left-arm seamers.

Team Preview Of India

Indian big stars are returning to the team, and this time, they will look to win the series as they have failed to get it for a long time. However, it will not be easy for them, and this time, Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the test match.

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

1- Virat Kohli has been sensational in the past year and does have the experience to play test matches in South Africa. He has a 56.18 run average in the last 14 matches and had 153 run innings in 2018 on the same ground.

2- Jasprit Bumrah has an amazing record on the South African pitches, taking 26 wickets in 6 matches, and at the Centurion pitch, he took 8 wickets in 2 matches. After returning to the international matches, Bumrah has not been looking too well, even in the World Cup.

3- Ravichandran Ashwin will be the key factor for the Indian team in the series and has amazing wicket-taking skills. He has 56 wickets in 13 matches and also scored 313 runs, which is again one of the key points.

Team Preview Of South Africa

South Africa has been amazing on its turf and now will be looking to win the test series against India because it lost both the T20 and ODI series. However, Temba Bavuma will lead the side in the test match and will look to perform better as a batter, but in recent times, he is not in good form.

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

1- Kagiso Rabada has been sensational against India in South Africa and took 44 wickets in 12 matches against India. He has an amazing record in the 60 test matches, taking 280 wickets with a strike rate of 39.7 and an economy of 3.37.

2- Marco Jensen has been dangerous against India in test matches, taking 19 wickets in 3 matches, and he can also score a few runs in the lower down order. On the South African pitches, he will be more lethal and can take top-order wickets.

3- Nandre Burger has been amazing in the domestic matches, taking 122 wickets in 40 matches, which is an amazing performance by him, and there is a huge chance that he might get his debut cap in the 1st Test Match.

India vs South Africa 1st Test Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul

Batters: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Dean Elgar

All-Rounder: Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowler: Nandre Burger, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah

India vs South Africa 1st Test Match Prediction

South Africa will have the upper hand in the next match.

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

Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mukesh Kumar

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

Temba Bavuma, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Aiden Markram, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee

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