IND vs SA: The first ODI of the three-match series between India and South Africa will be played from today at Boland Park in Paarl. India had to face defeat in the Test series played between the two teams, in such a situation, Team India will take the field with the intention of leveling their account with South Africa. Young player KL Rahul is captaining the Indian team, while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been made the vice-captain. The first match is expected to be very exciting, as both the teams are very strong.
India’s record on the ground of Paarl is good
The first ODI was played between India and South Africa at Boland Park. The Indian team played the first match at this ground against Zimbabwe in the year 1997, which was a tie. In 2001, India defeated Kenya, while in 2003 they defeated the Netherlands. So far India has played three matches on this ground and did not face defeat in any. It will be interesting to see whether the Indian team will be able to maintain this record or not.
Venkatesh Iyer may get a chance
On the eve of the first ODI, Indian captain KL Rahul had indicated that young all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer might be given a chance in the first match. In the recent past, Iyer has performed well in domestic tournaments apart from IPL. This is the reason why he was included in the team on this tour.
India’s Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar.
Probable playing XI of South Africa
Quinton de Kock, Jaaneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (captain), Rasi van der Dussen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabrez Shamsi.