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India vs South Africa 1st ODI: Venue, timings, pitch report, probable XI, match prediction

The 3-match ODI series between India and South Africa is all set to commence from 6th October, 2022 and conclude by 11th October.

India vs South Africa 1st ODI: Venue, timings, pitch report, probable XI, match prediction

After winning the 3-match T20I series by 2-1, India will once again lock horns with South Africa for a 3-match ODI series at home. The main Indian squad leaves for Australia today for the upcoming T20 World Cup. In absence of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the team for the series. 

As for the Proteas, Temba Bavuma will continue to lead his side with David Miller, Quinton de Kock, and Kagiso Rabada expected to make the difference for South Africa. The 1st ODI is scheduled to take place at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow at 1:30 pm IST.

So as the two sides gear up for the ODI series, here is all you need to know about the 1st ODI clash between India and South Africa: 

What is the pitch at Ekana Cricket Stadium like?

The wicket at Ekana provides a decent surface for the batsmen. The seamers will enjoy the extra bounce off the soil initially. The spinners are expected to get going in the later stages of the game. 

Weather report 

Temperatures are expected to float around 26 degrees celsius with humidity levels at 80% and 11 km/hr wind speed. The chances of rain hitting the pitch are 87%. 

IND vs SA 1st ODI: Probable playing XI 

India (Playing XI):  Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammad Siraj

South Africa (Playing XI): Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

Who will win the 1st T20I clash between India and South Africa?

As seen in the previous match, the Proteas played an outstanding inning to defeat India in the 3rd T20I. And in absence of India’s senior players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and co, South Africa might be able to emerge victorious in the first T20I. 

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