Cricket is the biggest sport in terms of reach as well as audience and every single match, especially of Indian teams attracts millions of watching all over the world. This June, India welcomes South Africa for the Men’s T20 International tour which will begin on Thursday 9th of June, 2022, and will continue for a total of 5 T20Is till the 19th of June.
The first T20I will be played at the Captial City of Delhi in the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Indian Cricket Board BCCI announced the squads and details where KL Rahul was named as the Caption of the Indian side, however, the Indian side will face tough competition as it sees important players like Virat Kholi, Rohit Sharma, and Shikar Dhawan being given rest.
India vs South Africa 1st T20 Prediction, Head to Head
This tour is going to be competitive as both the team ie India is coming off a fantastic white wash against Sri Lanka similarly South Africa is coming off a white wash against Bangladesh in the test series. In their past T20I matchups, the Indian side has faced South Africa for 15 matches where India has managed 9 victories while South Africa has clinched 6 of the past 15 matches against India.
India vs South Africa, 1st T20 Playing XI
The official playing XI for the match will be available on the day of the match however our experts have predicted the playing XI for the match Take a look at it.
South Africa – Temba Bavuma(c), Quinton De Kock(wk), David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Dwaine Petrious, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj.
India – KL Rahul(c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Kartik(wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India vs South Africa, 1st T20 Weather Forecast and Pitch Report
The first T20I between India and South Africa will be played on 9th June at the Ferozeshah Kotla now Arun Jaitley Stadium. The pitch at this stadium is usually slow and a high-scoring wicket due to low boundaries which are around 65-69 m long. Spinners are expected to get an edge over others. The temperature is expected to be around 35-41 °C and dew is expected at night time.
India vs South Africa, 1st T20 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips
Straight-up match-winner prediction has been difficult as both the sides are well aware of the pitch conditions thanks to the IPL League. However, the home side has more weightage. With the likes of Hardik Pandya bowling again, Yuzvendra Chahal and Quinton de Kock with fantastic IPL performances these players are the go-to options. The focus must be on bowlers and hard-hitting players like David Miller and Yuzi Chahal due to slow wicket and close boundaries.
India vs South Africa, 1st T20 Prediction, Where To Watch Live Coverage
India vs South Africa 1st T20I will be played on the 9th of June 2022 and will begin at 7:00 pm IST. For tv channels the matches will be broadcasted on the Star Sports network – Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports Hindi/HD, Star Sports Tamil/HD, Star Sports Telugu/HD, and Star Sports Kannada/HD. For online viewers, matches will be live on Disney Plus Hotstar in multi-lingual format on Multiple Channels.