Ind Vs SA Test Match Prediction And Analysis: Who Will Win?

Ind Vs SA Test Match Prediction And Analysis: Who Will Win?

The much-awaited South Africa Vs India series is about to commence from tomorrow, and the hype surrounding is getting bigger and better. Catch all the live action along with match predictions, the probable starting XI for both sides and the key factor ahead of the Cape Town clash. Kohli led India would be fired up to clinch their first series win on South African soil since 1992 post-apartheid era. South Africa have not had the best of times, but their record in bilateral series has never been in doubt.

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India Bowling & Players Predictions

India will back themselves after a ruthless home season and will be looking to keep the purple patch going. India’s bowling department will be spearheaded by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and the 27-year old pacer from Meerut can now be trusted with such duties. He will be deputized by the likes of Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma while Hardik Pandya would Kohli’s go-to option whenever in a quest for a wicket or two. Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja would line up inadvertently, but depending on the pitch report India can opt for 4 pacers 1 spinner strategy. KL Rahul and Murali Vijay would be blessed with opening duties while Pujara and skipper Kohli would continue their run feast.

South Africa Bowling & Players Predictions

South Africa had a reasonable time of their own and with Dean Elgar in his prime and AB De Villiers set to stage his return in the Test Arena it would be a typical South African response. South Africa India series will raise the rhetoric of Indian batsmen’s inability to play bouncers. This will be a huge test for De Villiers and Dale Steyn as the two pillars of modern South African Cricket had their career blighted by injuries and dip in form. Steyn can be a difference on a fast Cape Town pitch while Philander and Rabada providing the ammunition from the other end. Apart from Elgar, Faf Du Plessis had a moderate home season, but his knocks against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe cannot be deemed as a telling statistic. Quinton De Kock would look to reassert himself in the middle order and Bavuma would provide the much-needed compactness. Hashim Amla would be SA’s most reliable source while Chris Morris would be deputized with chipping in with few wickets and valuable contributions lower down the order.

India Vs South Africa Match Prediction: Who Will Win?

The South Africa India series prediction can be made with certain factors in minds such as South Africa’s recent dip in form against the Big Three of test cricket, and India’s dependable and dynamic bowling unit. South Africa had a torrid time against England as the latter remains unbeaten since 2004. South Africa’s record against Australia isn’t great either, so a psychological factor can undo the Proteas on their home turf.

Key Players to Watch Out For the 1st test Match

India will be looking to score freely provided they bat first; Vijay would play the anchor’s role and with Pujara at 3, the dressing room would love to see the duo batting together. Virat Kohli can be the deciding factor of the series as a whole and his recent form has only been eclipsed by Steven Smith. In the bowling department, all eyes will be of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar while Shami’s ability to seam can also be a factor.

South Africa would heavily rely on Hashim Amla for the runs and will be hoping for Dean Elgar to continue his form. AB De Villiers on his day can take the match away in a session and with players like De Kock and Du Plessis in the rank he can stamp his greatness as well. Steyn will be the face of the Proteas pace unit, but Rabada will play a key role in getting past the Indian top-order.

Playing XI India: India: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja/Ishant Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Playing XI South Africa: Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (W), Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.

It would be foolish to write off the Proteas, but India’s recent form and their application have been top-notch. Shikhar Dhawan may sit out for this test while Rahane might be on the bench. Morne Morkel for the Proteas would be restricted to the subs bench as well. The South Africa India series will be packed with relentless action and poised drama is set to unveil in Cape Town. South Africa are favorites to win the first test match of this series.

SA vs Ind 1st Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Sony Ten 1, Sky Sports, Fox Sports

Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV,

Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)

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