India vs South Africa
India vs South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

IND vs SA- Match Preview, India’s Tour Of South Africa 2021-22, 1st ODI. After the completion of the Test series, India and South Africa are all set to collide with each other in an ODI series. The IND vs SA ODI series will witness three encounters. The IND vs SA 1st ODI is scheduled to be played on January 19 at Boland Park in Paarl.

South Africa defeated India in the Test series 2-1. South Africa started on a losing note, losing the 1st Test. However, they made a comeback in the next two games and won both of them convincingly. With the victory, South Africa retained their record of not losing Test series against India at home.

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IND vs SA- Match Preview, India's Tour Of South Africa 2021-22, 1st ODI
An elated Dean Elgar lifts the Freedom Trophy with his team-mates, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 14, 2022, © Getty Images

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In the 1st Test, India posted a target of 305 for the hosts in the final innings. However, South After were bowled out for just 191, losing the game by 113 runs. In the 2nd Test, Dean Elgar slammed unbeaten 96 to take South Africa to victory, while chasing a 240-run target in the final innings. In the 3rd Test, South Africa managed to chase the 212-run target set by India.

Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, South Africa
Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Talking about head-t0-head encounters of both the teams in ODIs, India and South Africa have played 84 ODIs against each other. India has won 35 matches while South Africa has won 46 games. There were 3 games that ended with no result. In South Africa, both the teams have played 22 ODIs, with South Africa winning 22 of those and India bagging victories in 10.

India vs South Africa
India vs South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

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IND vs SA- Match Preview, India’s Tour Of South Africa 2021-22, 1st ODI

India

IND vs SA ODI, Team India
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India will be led by KL Rahul in IND vs SA ODI series. India’s limited-overs skipper Rohit Sharma is not available for the series due to an injury. Hence, KL Rahul will lead the side in the ODI series. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant are some key players part of India’s squad.

India Squad: KL Rahul (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini.

South Africa

South Africa. Photo- AFP
South Africa. Photo- AFP

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South Africa will be led by Temba Bavuma in the IND vs SA ODI series. Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, and David Miller are a few key players in the team. After the victory in the Test series, South Africa will aim to outplay India in the ODI series as well.

South Africa Squad: Temba Bavuma (C), Zubayr Hamza, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Quinton de Kock, Kyle Verreynne, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.

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