India vs South Africa, 1st ODI, March 12 at 1:30pm IST | 8am GMT
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala,[series-matches series_id=”2382″]
What To Expect:
The contribute had some time the gentle daylight uninvolved of India’s discretionary instructional meeting however has since been blessing enclosed by numerous layers of spreads.
The outfield near the limit markings is as yet reeling from the explosion of rain in the extremely early times of the pre-game day. The rain expectedly returned late at night and the general gauge, fluctuating from light downpour to rainstorms, doesn’t show signs of improvement until the end of the week. Pursuing has been a standard in Dharamsala’s constrained restricted overs history, should we find a good pace.
India: Prithvi Shaw could continue at the top of the order, this time partnering Dhawan, even though the squad sees Shubman Gill returning to the format after a year. Pandya and Jadeja at No. 6 and 7, along with one of the two wristspinners, gives India the luxury of six frontline bowling options to address their inability to defend big totals in New Zealand. Alternatively, if they look to stretch their batting order and give Manish Pandey an extended run, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav could both make it at the expense of Jadeja and Navdeep Saini.
South Africa: Du Plessis and van der Dussen, the visitors might be handing out some pink slips for the time being. Bowling-wise, they’ve brought left-arm George Linde back on tour . Lungi Ngidi should be back, having given been adequately rested ahead of this short, packed tour while Temba Bavuma – due to undergo a fitness test on the sidelines of what will be their only hit in the nets before the game – remains a doubtful starter according to skipper Quinton de Kock.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (C & wk), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Jon-Jon Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan.