India National Cricket Team (Image Credits:BCCI)
India National Cricket Team (Image Credits:BCCI)

India is set to lock horns with South Africa in an upcoming ODI series. During ongoing South Africa’s tour of India 2022, a three-match ODI series will take place. IND vs SA 1st ODI will take place on October 6 (Thursday) at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. India is led by Shikhar Dhawan in the IND vs SA ODI series. Temba Bavuma is the skipper of South Africa.

India recently crushed South Africa in the T20I series 2-1. India won the 1st T20I by 8 wickets, 2nd T20I by 16 runs but lost the 3rd T20I by 49 runs. India comprises a second-string squad in IND vs SA ODI series. Ahead of IND vs SA 1st ODI, here we talk about India’s predicted playing XI in the match.

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IND vs SA: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa, 1st ODI

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan is the skipper of India in the IND vs SA ODI series and will lead the team in the opening ODI game as well. The left-handed batsman will also open the innings for the team in the match. Dhawan showed an amazing for in the previous ODI series against Zimbabwe, smashing 154 runs in 3 games at an average of 77.0. He also slammed 1 fifty in the series which was a top unbeaten knock of 81 runs.

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Shubman Gill

IND vs SA: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa, 1st ODI
Shubman Gill Drove Very Well Throughout The Innings PC- AP

Shubman Gill might be another opener for the team in IND vs SA 1st ODI. The right-handed batter showed amazing form in the previous ODI series against Zimbabwe. He smashed 245 runs in 3 games at an average of 122+. He also hit 1 century and 1 half-century in the series.

Shreyas Iyer

IND vs SA: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa, 1st ODI

Shreyas Iyer might be a one-down batter for the team in IND vs SA 1st ODI. The right-handed batter could not perform well in the recent T20I series. Iyer played in only the 3rd T20I against South Africa and got out for just 1 run. He will aim to come up with a better show in the opening ODI game.

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan Pic Credit- BCCI

Ishan Kishan might be a middle-order batter for the team in the opening T20I game. He might not keep the stumps but will be a crucial batsman for the team. The left-handed batter is not part of the T20 World Cup 2022. Kishan played in the previous ODI series against Zimbabwe in which he slammed 56 runs in 2 games, with a fifty in one match.

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Sanju Samson (WK)

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: Twitter)

Sanju Samson might be another middle-order batsman for the team. He will also keep the stumps for the team in the match. The right-handed batsman has shown outstanding form in some previous series.  smacking 58 runs in 2 games at an average of 58. He scored unbeaten 43 runs in one match.

Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shahbaz Ahmed might be an all-rounder for the team in IND vs SA 1st ODI. Hence, he will also make his international debut. Ahmed is the only all-rounder in the team. He gave a marvellous performance in IPL 2022 while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kuldeep Yadav might be another spinner for the team in IND vs SA 1st ODI. The left-arm spinner was part of the ODI series against Zimbabwe last month. He picked 3 wickets in 3 games at an average of 41.0 and an economy of just 4.39. In the absence of spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin, Yadav will lead the spin attack for India.

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Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shardul Thakur might be one of the pacers for the team in IND vs SA 1st ODI. The right-arm pacer picked 4 wickets in 2 games in the last ODI series. At an average of 23.25 and an economy of 5.81, Thakur executed an impressive bowling attack in the series. The right-handed batsman will also be a good tailender batsman for India.

Avesh Khan

IND vs SA: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa, 1st ODI
Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan might be another pacer for India in the opening ODI game against Zimbabwe. The right-arm pacer was out of the field for a few weeks as he was unfit. Now, he has made his way back to the field. In 2 ODI games so far, Khan has picked 3 wickets at an average of 40.0

Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Deepak Chahar might be another pacer for India in the opening ODI encounter. The right-arm pacer showed amazing form in the recent T20I series against South Africa. He hunted 3 wickets in 3 games at an average of 32.0. Chahar will aim for another good show against South Africa in the ODI series.

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Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, IND vs WI
Mohammed Siraj (Image: Twitter)

Mohammed Siraj might be another pacer for India in IND vs SA 1st ODI. The right-arm pacer picked 2 wickets in 2 games at an average of 26.0. He also bowled at a good economy of 3.25. Siraj will be an experienced pacer for the team in the series as he is a regular bowler in the Test format.

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