South Africa vs India Dream11 prediction – fantasy tips for 1st ODI, 2023

Cricket enthusiasts are in for a treat as the much-anticipated South Africa vs India 3 ODI Series kicks off with the opening match at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 17th December at 01:30 PM IST. The clash promises high-intensity action and thrilling moments as both teams vie for supremacy in this limited-overs contest.

SA vs IND (South Africa vs India), 1st ODI – Match Information:

  • Match: South Africa vs India, 1st ODI
  • Date: 17th December, 2023
  • Time: 01:30 PM IST
  • Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

SA vs IND (South Africa vs India), 1st ODI Preview:

In the lead-up to the 1st ODI, both teams bring formidable form into the contest. India, in their last 5 games, boasts an impressive record of 4 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, South Africa has secured victory in 3 of their last 5 encounters, setting the stage for a riveting clash.

The last meeting between the two teams occurred in Match 37 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Keshav Maharaj starred for South Africa with 49 match fantasy points, while Ravindra Jadeja dominated the fantasy points leaderboard for India with a staggering 225 match fantasy points.

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Pitch Report and Weather Conditions:

The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg provides a balanced pitch with an average 1st innings score of 239 runs in the last 20 matches. The team batting first has a historical advantage, winning 55% of matches. Toss conditions are neutral, allowing teams to make strategic decisions based on the ground conditions.

The weather forecast predicts a temperature around 28°C with 38% humidity. A moderate wind speed of 4.11 m/s adds an additional variable to the game.

Pace or Spin?

Pacers have dominated at The Wanderers Stadium, accounting for 71% of total wickets. Fantasy team managers may find selecting pacers a wise strategy given the historical performance at this venue.

SA vs IND Squad Information:

India (IND) Squad: Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Rinku Singh, Rajat Patidar, Mukesh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma.

South Africa (SA) Squad: Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Ottniel Baartman, Kyle Verreynne, Tony de Zorzi, Wiaan Mulder, Nandre Burger, Mihlali Mpongwana.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Player Picks:

Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks:

  • Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad:
    • Fantasy Points: 104 avg. in the last 4 games
    • Recent Form: 72.6 avg. in the last 5 matches
  • Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma:
    • Fantasy Points: 72 avg. in the last 1 game
    • Recent Form: 15 avg. in the last 3 matches
  • Reeza Raphael Hendricks:
    • Fantasy Points: 73 avg. in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 32.8 avg. in the last 5 matches

Top Bowler Picks:

  • Deepak Lokandersingh Chahar:
    • Fantasy Points: 86 avg. in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 6 wickets in the last 3 matches
  • Kuldeep Yadav:
    • Fantasy Points: 49 avg. in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 2 wickets in the last 4 matches
  • Keshav Athmanand Maharaj:
    • Fantasy Points: 59 avg. in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 2 wickets in the last 3 matches

Top All-Rounder Picks:

  • Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder:
    • Fantasy Points: 80 avg. in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 5.8 avg. in the last 3 matches
  • Aiden Kyle Markram:
    • Fantasy Points: 60 avg. in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 7 avg. in the last 3 matches
  • Washington Sundar:
    • Fantasy Points: 48 avg. in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 3.6 avg. in the last 3 matches

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:

  • Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad:
    • Average: 104 match fantasy points in the last 4 games
    • Recent Form: 72.6 avg. in the last 5 matches
  • Deepak Lokandersingh Chahar:
    • Average: 86 match fantasy points in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 6 wickets in the last 3 matches
  • Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma:
    • Average: 72 match fantasy points in the last 1 games
    • Recent Form: 15 avg. in the last 3 matches
  • Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder:
    • Average: 80 match fantasy points in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 5.8 avg. in the last 3 matches
  • Reeza Raphael Hendricks:
    • Average: 73 match fantasy points in the last 10 games
    • Recent Form: 32.8 avg. in the last 5 matches

SA vs IND Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma and Rinku Singh

All-Rounders: Wiaan Mulder, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo and Washington Sundar

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav and Keshav Maharaj

Captain: Tilak Varma

Vice-Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad

Cricket aficionados are in for a thrilling encounter as South Africa and India lock horns in the 1st ODI at The Wanderers Stadium. The battleground is set for a captivating clash between bat and ball, and fantasy team managers face the challenge of selecting the right combination for their Dream11 teams. With insights into player performances and conditions at The Wanderers, strategize wisely and witness the excitement unfold in this riveting series opener. May the best team emerge victorious!

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