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South Africa vs India, 1st ODI Fantasy Tips: Probable XIs, Key Players, Pitch Report, and More

South Africa will be high on confidence and will ride on the momentum they got from the recently concluded Test series.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 19 January 2022 1:09 pm

Match Details

Date: 19 January 2022

Time: 2 PM IST

Venue: Boland Park, Paarl

Ball-by-Ball Commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview

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.

Weather Report

Pitch Report

Probable XIs

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

Key Players

Virat Kohli

Jasprit Bumrah

Rassie van der Dussen

Quinton de Kock

Analysis

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%

Team 1

Team 2

Best 14

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

Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are the personal opinion of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same

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