IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update for 1st T20I
KL Rahul has been ruled out of the series and Rishabh Pant will be captaining the Indian side.
Updated - Jun 9, 2022 5:44 pm
India will be facing South Africa in the 1st fixture of the 5-match T20I series at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Indian team won 3-0 in their last T20I series against Sri Lanka. They are expected to feature in this game with 3 wicketkeepers in the form of Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, and Dinesh Karthik. It will be a toss-up between Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan for the third fast bowling option. The players like Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal have been in top form ahead of this series and will look to continue the same form.
On the other hand, South Africa also beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in their last T20I series. Most of the players in the Proteas team were a part of the IPL 2022 this year and will have a basic idea about the condition and pitch in the subcontinent. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, and Kagiso Rabada will need to be proficient for the team in this fixture.
India vs South Africa, 1st T20I
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Date & Time: 9th June at 7:00 pm IST and Local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports & Disney+ Hotstar
IND vs SA, 1st T20I Pitch Report:
Generally, this ground has assisted the spinners to put a control on the score line. Otherwise, it’s a good batting track, and the average 1st innings score in T20 format at this venue is 166. Looking at the track record, the team chasing down the score has a minor edge to win the game.
KL Rahul has been ruled out of South Africa T20Is with a groin injury.
Kuldeep Yadav has been ruled out from the entire series due to a hand injury.
IND vs SA, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh/Avesh Khan.
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Dwaine Pretorius/Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Top Picks for IND vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks- Batters
In the last three-four years, Iyer has been churning out runs consistently in the IPL. This year, he scored 401 runs at an average of 3085, with three half-centuries.
The experienced campaigner turned out to be a savior for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL on many occasions and remained unbeaten in both the playoffs matches. In 16 matches, he scored 481 runs.
Top Picks- All-Rounders
The talented all-rounder will make his return to the Indian team after contributing in both departments and leading GT to their maiden title victory. In 15 matches, he garnered 487 runs and picked up 8 wickets.
Markram has been terrific across all formats of the game for Proteas. In 14 matches of IPL 2022, he accumulated 381 runs at an average of 47.63 and was a key force for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.
Top Picks- Bowlers
The Purple Cap holder in the IPL 2022, is in top wicket-taking form and will be a crucial player for your fantasy team. In 54 T20Is, he has scalped up a total of 68 wickets.
The highest wicket-taker for the Punjab team with 23 wickets in 13 matches, Rabada will look to continue his good form. In 40 T20Is, he has scalped 49 wickets.
Top Picks- Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock:
The finest batter of the South Africa team will be the top pick for this game, given his form in IPL and track record in the international circuit. In 61 T20s, he has scored 1827 runs at an average of 33.83.
IND vs SA Must Picks Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Career T20I Stats|
|Shreyas Iyer||809 runs|
|Quinton de Kock||1827 runs|
|Aiden Markram||588 runs|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||68 wickets|
|Hardik Pandya||553 runs and 42 wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock (VC), David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Shreyas Iyer (C), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Aiden Markram, Hardik Pandya, Kagiso Rabada, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, Quinton de Kock, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Hardik Pandya, Aiden Markram (C), Yuzvendra Chahal (VC), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
IND vs SA Risky Captaincy Choices:
The all-rounder has been impressive in the red-ball cricket but has lacked potency in the shortest format of the game. He was dropped from the SRH playing XI in IPL 2022 as well.
The fast bowler with fine variations could not match up the same performances as the last year in the IPL. With an average form and confidence, he should be avoided as the captaincy pick.
Players you should avoid:
Arshdeep Singh/Avesh Khan:
The left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh will be making his debut, while Avesh Khan did not display a thought-provoking performance in his first few matches for India.