Date: 19 January 2022
Time: 2 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
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The 1st match of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa will be played on 19 January at the Boland Park in Paarl. After a defeat in the Test series, KL Rahul-led India will be eager to start the series on a high. Meanwhile, South Africa who are high on confidence after beating India 2-1 in the Tests, will try to keep the momentum to themselves and not concede a win. The captains from both teams will be different from the Tests with KL Rahul leading India and Temba Bavuma leading the Proteas.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur/Venkatesh Iyer, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar
South Africa: Janeman Malan, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Marco Jansen/Dwaine Pretorious, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Rassie van der Dussen
Quinton de Kock
South Africa will be high on confidence and will ride on the momentum they got from the Test series. Quinton de Kock is back in the setup and will open the batting. Janeman Malan had a great outing in ODIs against Sri Lanka and is expected to play a crucial role for the hosts. David Miller will also be back in action and including him in the Fantasy team can fetch some good points. Rabada is a must considering his form and wicket-taking abilities. Tabraiz Shamsi, being a wrist spinner is always a good choice.
From the Indian camp some obvious names like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, make it to the fantasy team. On India’s last tour to the Rainbow Nation, Chahal had a great series and since he has been recalled to the setup, he will be eager to perform. Shardul Thakur is always a good option for his all-rounder skills. Deepak Chahar too can fetch some good points as he is expected to operate with the new ball.
People’s pick for Fantasy:
KL Rahul- 91%
Quinton de Kock- 85%
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Rishabh Pant
Batsman: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Janeman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Shreyas Iyer
All-rounder: Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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