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Last Updated: 9th December 2023
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RSA Vs IND Match Prediction
RSA Vs IND Key Stats
- Head-to-head: It has been a close fight between India and South Africa when it comes to head to head record in T20Is. The two teams have faced each other in 24 matches in the format with India winning 13 and South Africa winning 10 matches so far.
- Best Bowling Figures: Bhuvneshwar Kumar owns this record having returned with figures of 5/24 in Johannesburg in February 2018.
- Best Individual Score: David Miller and Rohit Sharma both own this record having scored 106 runs each in 2022 and 2015 respectively.
- Last match: India and South Africa last faced each other in the T20 World Cup in Australia where the Proteas chased down 134 runs with five wickets in hand.
RSA Vs IND Match Preview
India and South Africa will renew their rivalry in the shortest format in the three-match T20I series starting from December 10 (Sunday). The series opener is set to be played at Kingsmead in Durban with the match set to commence at 7:30 PM IST.
South Africa performed brilliantly in the ODI World Cup that concluded last month and would be keen on continuing their form in the T20Is as well.
Meanwhile, team India is coming off a 4-1 win over Australia at home and a similar set of players have been picked for this series as well. Suryakumar Yadav will continue to lead India while South Africa will be led by Aiden Markram with Temba Bavuma rested.
Today’s match prediction for SA vs IND 1st T20I is what follows in this article with analysis of both teams.
India tour of South Africa, 2023-24
Dec 10, 2023 02:00 PM
South Africa Preview
South Africa will still be hurting with the semifinal loss at the hands of Australia in the World Cup. Nevertheless, they will now eye a T20 World Cup next year set to be played in the West Indies and the USA. Aiden Markram is set to lead the Proteas and he will be hoping to start the series on a high.
South Africa Lineup
Temba Bavuma, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, David Bedingham, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tristan Stubbs, Matthew Breetzke, Kyle Verreynne, Donavon Ferreira, Nandre Burger, Heinrich Klaasen, Gerald Coetzee, Tristan Stubbs, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Ottniel Baartman, Aiden Markram, Nandre Burger, Kagiso Rabada, Tony de Zorzi, Gerald Coetzee, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wiaan Mulder, Lizaad Williams, Andile Phehlukwayo, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, Ottniel Baartman, Nandre Burger, Keshav Maharaj, Mihlali Mpongwana, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams
South Africa - Who Will Be The Best Batter?
David Miller is experiencing the best phase of his career at the moment. He slammed a brilliant ton in the semifinal of the World Cup but it ended up in the losing cause. Nevertheless, he is hitting the ball well and would be keen on smashing the Indian bowlers out of the park.
Top Batter Stats - Recent Matches
Betting Tip - Best Batter For South Africa
South Africa - Who Will Be The Best Bowler?
Gerald Coetzee was exceptional during his visit to India and he troubled the best of players with his pace. Clearly, the youngster will be key for South Africa not only in the first T20I but also in the series.
Coetzee has so far played 41 T20 matches picking up 57 wickets with four 4-wicket hauls to his name. A lot will depend on how he delivers his four overs during the match.
Top Bowler Stats - Recent Matches
Betting Tip - Best Bowler For South Africa
Team India are still without their preferred players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah among others for this series. However, the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj have been picked only to bolster the squad.
Surya is the captain while the majority of players from the Australia T20Is and now they will be keen on conquering the rainbow nation.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Jitesh Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar
India - Who Will Be The Best Batter?
Suryakumar Yadav will be playing in South Africa for the very first time and he will be looking to lead from the front. He fared decently in the previous series but with different conditions on offer, it will certainly be a test for Surya.
He is also on the cusp of completing 2000 runs in the format and would love to do it in the series opener itself.
Top Batter Stats - Recent Matches
Betting Tip - Best Batter For India
India - Who Will Be The Best Bowler?
Arshdeep Singh did well to defend 10-odd runs in the last over in the fifth T20I against Australia. The man will be confident of delivering the goods on South Africa tour as well now.
He has so far picked 58 wickets in 40 T20Is and has been improving his death bowling with more experience. The onus will be on the left-arm pacer to keep picking wickets in the opener.
Top Bowler Stats - Recent Matches
Betting Tip - Best Bowler For India
RSA Vs IND - Who Will Be The Player Of The Match?
The aofrementioned free cricket betting tips will help you predict the player of the match award winner. Given the conditions, South Africa seem to be the favourites to win this encounter and hence, Miller is likely to win this award.
RSA Vs IND - Who Will Win Today's Toss?
We will provide you with today’s toss prediction for the first T20I between India and South Africa to be played in Durban. This is the start of the season in the rainbow nation and not much is known about the behaviour of the pitch. For the same reason, the team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.
RSA Vs IND Venue, Pitch and Weather Report
Kingsmead in Durban is set to host the first T20I of the three-match series between India and South Africa. The venue has hosted 22 T20Is far with 11 being won by teams batting first.
The average score is 153 at the venue which suggests the bowlers will have quite a bit of say in this game. As for weather, there is massive rain prediction during the match in Durban and betting odds will be in balance for both sides in this case.
RSA Vs IND Match Winner Prediction
South Africa are aware of the conditions on offer being the home team and this will give them advantage. They are expected to take an early lead in the series. But the young Indian team shouldn’t be taken lightly as they are confident after a 4-1 series win over Australia.