Wednesday, May 18, 2022

IND vs SA LIVE: Will rain play spoilsport in series opener at Boland Park? Follow IND vs SA 1st ODI LIVE

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IND vs SA 1st ODI: Will rain play spoilsport? – India and South Africa will kick off the white-ball leg of their tour when they take the field for the 1st of 3 ODIs on Wednesday. Having conceded the Test series, India will be hoping to get revenge and add a win to their kitty, under new skipper KL Rahul. The Proteas meanwhile will be aiming to continue from where they left with Temba Bavuma at the helm. Follow Insidesport.in for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates. 

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IND vs SA LIVE: Will rain play spoilsport in series opener at Boland Park? Follow IND vs SA 1st ODI LIVE

IND vs SA 1st ODI pitch report

The pitch at Boland Park is considered as a high-scoring Pitch with a quick outfield. The pitch is expected to help pacers to unsettle the batsman. The team choosing to bat first might score big. India have played thrice at Boland Park, but none of those games came against South Africa, with two fixtures being during the 2003 World Cup.

The last ODI at the venue came way back in 2020, with South Africa winning the contest by 74 runs against Australia. Heinrich Klassen scored an unbeaten hundred to guide South Africa to 291, while the Australians only managed 217 in reply with Lungi Ngidi picking three wickets.

IND vs SA LIVE: Will rain play spoilsport in series opener at Boland Park? Follow IND vs SA 1st ODI LIVE

IND vs SA 1st ODI weather report

While the rain did play spoilsport during the Test series, one can expect no weather interruption during the IND vs SA 1st ODI. The temperature is expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, while expected rainfall throughout the day is less than 5 per cent. Humidity is likely to be a factor with rainfall predicted a day before, meaning dew could play a huge factor in the game.

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IND vs SA LIVE: Predicted XIs

India: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Marco Jansen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.

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