India vs South Africa, 2020: 1st ODI
The 1st match of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa will be played today at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
The scheduled timing of the match is 1:30 PM local & IST (8:00 AM GMT). The match will be a live broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi. You can also watch this match on Hotstar via live streaming.
Both the teams are all set to face each other in a 3-match ODI series in India. India, against New Zealand, faced a clear and humiliating whitewash and South Africa coming from a dominating 3-0 whitewash against Australia In South Africa.
India will see new players being added in the squad with Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvaneswar Kumar making a comeback. Dhawan slots right back at the top, providing much-needed experience there, particularly in the absence of the injured Rohit Sharma.
There are slight chances of rain on the matchday but it will not affect the length of the match. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 11 and 17 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 8 and 13 Degree Celsius.
The track at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is expected to offer a stiff battle between bat and ball. The bowlers will get some assistance in the first phase of the game.
Probable Playing XI:
Janneman Malan/Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen/JJ Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Lutho Sipamla/Beuran Hendricks.
Bench: Janneman Malan/Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen/JJ Smuts, Kyle Verreynne, George Linde, Lutho Sipamla/Beuran Hendricks.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Bench: Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey.