The 1st test between India and South Africa will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam on 2nd October. The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM IST(04:00 AM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL).
After winning the test series against West Indies by 2-0, India will take on South Africa in a 3 match test series. With Jadeja and Ashwin in the side, India will play this match with a great spin attack. However, India will miss the fast bowling star Jasprit Bumrah. Test match specialist Wridhiman Shah will bat up in the order. With Kholi, Sharma, and Pujara India’s batting is looking rock solid on the top.
South Africa is going to be the underdog against team India in this match. However, with Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, and Dean Elgar in the squad the visitors will put a tough challenge in front of the host. Keshav Maharaj and Dane Piedt are likely to lead the spin attack for South Africa.
Injury and Availability News:
There has been no injury updates from both teams.
Weather and Pitch Report:
Although there has been some forecasts of rain, fans are likely to see interruptions during test match. The pitch at Visakhapatnam favors the spinner and with Ashwin and Jadeja on the side India will be able to trouble the South African batting line up again.
Predicted Playing XI:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Md Shami
Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Faf du Plessis (C), Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza, Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi/Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt
IND vs SA 1st Test Dream 11 Predictions:
Batters: V Kohli, A Rahane, T Bavuma
All-rounders: R Ashwin, R Jadeja, V philander
Bowlers: M Shami, I Sharma, L Ngidi, K Rabada
Captain & Vice-captain: V Kohli, Quinton de Kock
Wicket Keepers: Quinton de Kock