IND Vs SA, 1st ODI Match / South Africa won the toss and chose batting, Sai Sudarshan will debut from India

Zoom News : Dec 17, 2023, 01:06 PM
IND Vs SA, 1st ODI Match : The first between India and South Africa will start shortly today. South African captain Aiden Markram won the toss and chose to bat. Left hand batsman Sai Sudarshan from India has got a chance to debut.

Both teams are playing the first ODI after the World Cup. Therefore, after the defeat in the World Cup, both the teams will now start a new beginning with a win. Team India was defeated by Australia by 6 wickets in the final match of the World Cup, while South Africa lost to Australia by 3 wickets in the second semi-final.

The Indian team has lost the last three ODI matches in South Africa. The team had lost 3 matches in Cape Town and Pearl during the 2022 tour. Had lost the last ODI on this ground also. In such a situation, South Africa would like to continue its winning campaign.

Head-to-head: India's ODI record bad in South Africa

India's ODI record on African pitches is poor. The team has lost 4 out of the last 5 series here. Team India won the only ODI series in South Africa in 2018 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. So far 14 series have been played between the two, out of which India won 7, while South Africa won 6. One series has been a draw.

KL Rahul 17 runs away from 1000, Kuldeep has taken 48 wickets

Indian captain KL Rahul is this year's top scorer in Team India. He has scored 983 runs and is just 17 runs away from completing one thousand runs. Shubman Gill (1584 runs), Virat Kohli (1377 runs) and Rohit Sharma (1255 runs) have not been included in this list, as they are not part of the Indian team for the series.

In bowling, Kuldeep Yadav has taken 48 wickets this year. He is just 2 wickets away from completing 50 wickets.

Aiden Markram has also scored 983 runs, Maharaj has 24 wickets.

South African team captain Aiden Markram has also scored the maximum 983 runs this year. He has 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries to his name. In bowling, Keshav Maharaj has taken 24 wickets this year. The names of Marco Jansson (33 wickets) and Gerald Kutzi (31 wickets) have not been included in the list of top wicket takers, as they are not part of the ODI squad.

Pitch Report: Wanderers expect high-scoring match

A high-scoring match is expected on the Wanderers' pitch. The average score in the first innings here is 275 runs. On average, 190 runs are scored in the second innings.

Weather report: No chance of rain

The weather will be clear in Johannesburg on Sunday. There is no chance of rain here at all. In such a situation, fans will be able to enjoy the match.