India vs South Africa | 1st T20I – South Africa tour of India 2019
South Africa arrives in India for 3 T20 matches, 3 ODIs and 3 test matches. The first match of this series i.e. first T20 match will be played on 15th of September 2019. This match will be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala at 07:00 PM local time. This series will last till the first quarter of 2020. Paytm is the significant sponsor of this series. Dharamsala will host the first T20I match on Sunday.
South Africa is considered as underdogs as compared to India due to their worst performance in the recent ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. South Africa will surely face the lack of confidence due to their shaky performances. This time Quinton de Kock will lead the South African squad. This series will be beneficial for the upcoming ICC Cricket T20 World Cup which will be played in Australia. South Africa will be keen to find the combinations right quickly.
On the other hand, India is in exceptional form since ICC World Cup 2019. After the successful journey of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, they also white-washed West Indies in T20, ODI and test matches. Indian team management will surely prepare their best playing XI for upcoming T20 world cup by trying out new squad combinations.
South Africa should play confidently this time and they shouldn’t shatter this time like World Cup 2019 matches. Some key players for South Africa will be Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller. Quinton de Kock – captain of South Africa is also great cricketer for short cricket format. Aggressive form of these players may help South Africa.
According to our experts, India will be the winner of this very first clash. India has been in outstanding form. South Africa have some match winning players but this time India seems to be more balanced side. Key players for India are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. These will be the match winning players for india.
Conditions are not good for cricket in Dharamsala. The team Who Will Win the Toss is supposed to choose bowl first because conditions are in favour for bowling. Bowlers can disturb the batsmen due to extra pace and swing due to current conditions. So toss will play a vital role in this condition.
There will be extreme thunderstorms during the match time in Dharamsala. These days weather isn’t suitable for cricket in Dharamsala. There will be heavy rain during the play. It is being predicted that rain will disturb the play. While the temperature will be between 17 and 23-degree celsius.
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Who Will Win TOSS : South Africa
Who Will Win Match : India
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|India Squad||South Africa Squad|
|Virat Kohli (Captain)||Quinton de Kock (Captain)|
|Manish Pandey||Reeza Hendricks|
|Rohit Sharma||Rassie van der Dussen|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Temba Bavuma|
|Shreyas Iyer||David Miller|
|Krunal Pandya||Andile Phehlukwayo|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Dwaine Pretorius|
|Washington Sundar||Kagiso Rabada|
|K. L. Rahul||Beuran Hendricks|
|Rishabh Pant||Junior Dala|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Tabraiz Shamsi|
|Deepak Chahar||Anrich Nortje|
|Khaleel Ahmed||Bjorn Fortuin|
|Navdeep Saini||George Linde|
Complete Match Details
Date: Sunday – September 15, 2019
Time: 01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local
Stadium: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Hosts to: Himachal Pradesh, Kings XI Punjab
Ends: River End, College End
Avg 1st inn score: 140
Avg 2nd inn score: 124