India vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Head to Head, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
After an action-packed season of IPL, the focus shifts back to international cricket as India and South Africa lock horns in a five-match T20 series. India has been very dominant in their home conditions, but South Africa is one team that has troubled them a lot.
India have been jolted by massive blows ahead of the series as KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav have been ruled out of the series. Rishabh Pant has been named the team skipper. More so, India have rested their key players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah and lack a bit of experience. South Africa, on the other hand, have named a full-strength squad. Also, players like David Miller, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada are in good form after a brilliant season of IPL
The surface at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is on the slower side and will help the spinners. However, it's a small ground and plenty of runs can be scored here. It'll all boil down to how the players face the spinners from both teams.
Delhi is going through an intense heat wave. The conditions are going to be humid, with temperatures hovering around the high 30s. There will also be dew after 8 PM.
India have been rocked hard by injury blows ahead of the series opener as KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav has been ruled out of the series.
Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (C& wk), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan/Umran Malik/Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
South Africa have troubled India of late but India still have a far better head to head record
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Captain - Hardik Pandya can be a good pick for captain. Pandya was in terrific form in the IPL and did exceptionally well as a batter as well as a bowler. He scorer over 450 runs and took eight wickets.
Vice-Captain - Yuzvendra Chahal won the purple cap in IPL 2022 and the conditions in Delhi will suit him. He also has a very good record against SA.
Dinesh Karthik is not certain to play thus you can either have Rishabh Pant in the team or Quinton de Kock as both are match-winners, but can be inconsistent at times.