India vs South Africa 1st ODI at Lucknow Match Prediction – Who will win?

The first ODI between India and South Africa will be played on Thursday (6th October).

India vs South Africa 1st ODI: India and South Africa are all set to lock horns in the three-match ODI series. The first game will be played on Friday (6th October) in Lucknow followed by the second and third games to be played on Sunday (9th October) and Tuesday (11th October) in Ranchi and Delhi respectively.

India vs South Africa 1st ODI: South Africa is likely to win the first ODI against India

The ODI series between India and South Africa will be extremely important for both sides, especially the Proteas. While it’ll be an opportunity for young Indian players to make their case strong for the team, the visitors will have all to play for as they will have crucial ODI Super League on the line.

Talking about the prediction of the game, there’s a high chance of the South African Cricket Team winning the game and taking a 1-0 lead in the series. The reason behind them winning the game is that they’re an experienced squad.

The Proteas will be fielding their full-strength squad and also will have important points on the line, they are expected to come out all guns blazing. On contrary, India apart from a few experienced players they have a relatively young side and it is expected that they will lack the experience.

Also, South Africa has had better than India in ODIs. As overall in 87 matches, the Proteas have won 49 games whereas the Men in Blue have 35 wins to their name. They are likely to extend their winning run against India.

India vs South Africa 1st ODI: Probable Playing XI for India and South Africa for the first ODI in Lucknow

Indian XI is likely to play a combination of senior and youngsters. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team whereas Rajat Patidar and Shahbaz Ahmed are likely to get the debut caps.

Probable Playing XI for India

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubham Gill, Shreyas Iyer (vc), Sanju Samson (wk), Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi

Most of the South African XI is likely to be the same that played in the T20I series. However Janneman Malan and Heinrich Klaasen are likely to be slated in place of Rilee Rossouw and Tristan Stubbs.

Probable Playing XI for South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

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