India is going to play another home series against South Africa after winning a series against Australia. This series contains three T20s and the same ODI matches. After this series, both teams will reach Australia for the World Cup. India had rested a couple of players for this series while South Africa had its key players available for the selection of this match.
We know that India and South Africa are in the same group and this series is very important for this series. Both teams will play with full force to have some momentum right before the World Cup.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya were given rest by team management. Deepak Hooda is recovering from his back injury while Mohammad Shami is also not available for this series. India has a chance to play with new bowlers and can make some experiments. The batting order of India is almost the same as it was against Australia. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, SK Yadav, and Virat Kohli will be handling the batting order. There is a big question from all fans of team India: who will replace Hardik Pandya? We are expecting that Rishab Pant will play this match in place of Pandya.
The biggest problem of India had been the bowling unit. Now they have rested their main players but this is also a big question who will lead the bowling unit? Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh will be the leading bowlers of India for this series against South Africa. Deepak Chahar also had been selected for this series and he will replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India can also use Harshal Patel in this match. R Ashwin also has a chance to play this match.
South Africa Reviews
South Africa had come to India with their full strength and they also have good news as their regular captain, Temba Bavuma is back on the team. Temba Bavuma had always played a main role for the team. He will be leading the batting order of South Africa with Rilee Rossouw and Quinton de Kock. These are the top three batters of South Africa. Quinton de Kock had played recently in CPL and had been in good form. He also has a lot of experience of playing in Indian conditions as he had played a lot of matches in IPL. Reeza Hendricks will be batting at number four in this match.
David Miller, Aiden Markram, and Heinrich Klaassen are the batters who will be leading the middle batting order of South Africa. David Miller also played in CPL recently and he is in good knock. The batting order of South Africa is very deep and which can create a lot of problems for Indian bowlers. The bowling unit of South Africa is also strong and experienced and is going to be led by Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction
The toss can play an important role in the decision of this match. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 1st T20 match between India and South Africa is going to be played at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting. The boundaries at this venue are short and will bring the spinners into play. The pitch will continue to be good for batting throughout the match.
Weather Report for This Match
The weather forecast in Thiruvananthapuram on match day is good. There are almost no chances of rain and we should have a full match.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides
India has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to South Africa, so the winning chances of India for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning the chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
India has a 58% chance to win this match.
South Africa has a 42% chance to win this match.