South Africa vs India 1st Test Match Prediction | IND vs SA

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South Africa vs India 1st Test Match Prediction | IND vs SA
South Africa vs India 1st Test

Team India is all set to take on South Africa in the 1st Test of their foreign tour. This game will be started on 26th December 2021 at 1:30 PM IST/8:00 GMT and it is scheduled to play at SuperSport Park – Centurion, South Africa.

PROBABLE PLAYING XI:

India Predicted XI:

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj

South Africa Predicted XI:

Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Quinton de Kock (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Duaan Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

INJURY UPDATES:

  • Quinton de Kock will miss the first two matches as he is on paternity leave.
  • Even Anrich Nortje has also been ruled out due to injury.

Note: Get the updates here if any, well before the play begins.

PREVIEW – SA vs IND

India:

  • Indian Team has reached South Africa a long time before and started their training sessions.
  • On the field, each player was looking sharp and they are definitely eyeing a series win.
  • Key players for the side are KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and M Shami.

South Africa:

  • Once upon a time South African team was one of the greats when it comes to Test Cricket.
  • But the current side looking to find consistency in their batting line-up. They might take this tour very series and they will look to give a tough fight for the tourers.
  • Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, and Lungi Ngidi are the key players for the side.

WEATHER AND PITCH REPORT:

Here’s some bad news for all the fans – For Days 1,2 and 5 plenty of rain is predicted and definitely that’s not a piece of great news for both sides.

The pitch at SuperSport Park offers plenty of assistance for the fast bowlers on the first 2 days and the rest of the days are very much ideal for batting.

HEAD-TO-HEAD Battle: South Africa vs India

  • Total Tests Played: 39
  • India Won: 14
  • South Africa Won: 15
  • Draw: 10

South Africa vs India, MATCH PREDICTION – WHO WILL WIN THIS GAME?

Surely it’s going to be tight series – looking at the head-to-head battle both the sides are almost at the same level. South African side is currently lacking with some quality batsmen’s and this might be one area where Team India is well equipped with. And the rejuvenated Indian side might snap an overseas win against the Proteas.

**DISCLAIMER: Please note that our Match predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results**

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