After the purest format of the game, India and South Africa will now entertain the visitors with a three-match ODI series. After a stellar performance in the Test series, South Africa will start the first One Day International on January 19 as favourites.
South Africa are a settled side and will have the advantage of playing in favorable conditions in front of home visitors. Janman Malan is the player to watch out of the hosts.
India, on the other hand, have picked a relatively young team for the ODI series. The team will be led by a new captain KL Rahul as Rohit Sharma could not travel to South Africa due to injury concerns.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer have been included in the team in place of Rohit and Hardik Pandya. Along with Rohit and Pandya, India will also miss the services of their experienced spinner Ravindra Jadeja. The spin all-rounder is likely to be replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin, who is returning to the ODI team after a long gap.
Fans can expect a full game between South Africa and India as the weather clears for the first One Day International. The forecast for Wednesday, January 19 suggests sunny weather conditions. The temperature will be in the range of 19 degree Celsius to 33 degree Celsius. Humidity will be around 30 per cent while wind speed is likely to be 19 km/h. The chances of the match being interrupted due to rain are zero.
South Africa (South Africa) vs India (India) Probable Playing XI:
South Africa Probable Playing XI: Aiden Markram, Genman Malan, Temba Bavuma, Rassi van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Marco Janssen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabrez Shamsi, Dwayne Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo
India Predicted Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin
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