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South Africa (SA) will be facing India (IND) in the 1st game of the Freedom Trophy 2023/24. The match will be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion on 26th December at 01:30 PM IST.

SA vs IND (South Africa vs India), 1st Test - Match Information

Match: South Africa vs India, 1st Test
Date: 26th December, 2023
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

SA vs IND (South Africa vs India), 1st Test Preview

In their last 5 games, India have won 1 game and lost 2. In their last 5 games, South Africa have won 2 games and lost 2.

Both teams last played against each other in the 3rd Test of the Freedom Trophy 2021/22 where Keegan Petersen scored the highest fantasy points for South Africa with 209 match fantasy points while Rishabh Pant topped the fantasy points leaderboard for India with 173 match fantasy points.

SA vs IND, SuperSport Park, Centurion Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at SuperSport Park, Centurion will allow for good stroke play and the batters will find it easy to bat on the surface. It will not allow a lot of assistance to the bowlers and wicket-taking is going to be difficult. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 294 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 43% of its matches, so the toss does not make much of a difference here. The team winning the toss may decide to bat or bowl depending on the ground conditions.

Weather Report for SuperSport Park, Centurion

The temperature is expected to be around 21°C with 74% humidity. Winds at a speed of 4.5 m/s are expected. Light rain is forecasted which may affect playing conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have taken 88% of the total wickets at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea. 

SA vs IND, Head-to-Head

In the 42 matches played between these 2 teams, the batters of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Yashasvi Jaiswal 3 623 124.6 0 0 57, 38, 171, 213, 144 -
Dean Elgar 3 254 50.8 0 0 4, 16, 38, 47, 149 -
Kyle Verreynne 3 313 62.6 0 0 150, 51, 6, 68, 38 -
  1. Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal

    Yashasvi Jaiswal is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He has an average of 141 match fantasy points in the last 2 games and a fantasy rating of 9. This player is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the last 3 matches, Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 57, 38, 171, 213 and 144 runs at an average of 124.6 per match.

  2. Dean Elgar

    Dean Elgar can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 94 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. This player is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 3 matches, Dean Elgar has scored 254 runs at an average of 50.8 per match.

  3. Kyle Verreynne

    Kyle Verreynne is a wicket-keeper with an average of 109 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.7 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the recently played 3 matches, this player has scored 313 runs at an average of 62.6 per match.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Kagiso Rabada 2 30 6 4 0.8 6, 0, 16, 0, 8 0, 2, 0, 2, 0
Keshav Maharaj 2 39 7.8 3 0.6 1, 0, 10, 0, 28 0, 1, 0, 2, 0
Mukesh Kumar 2 0 0 4 0.8 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 0, 2
  1. Kagiso Rabada

    Kagiso Rabada is a bowler with an average of 94 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Kagiso Rabada bowls right-arm fast and in the recent 2 matches, he has taken 0, 2, 0, 2 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.8.

  2. Keshav Athmanand Maharaj

    Keshav Maharaj can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 97 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.3. Keshav Maharaj is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and in the last 2 matches, he has taken 3 wickets at an average of 0.6.

  3. Mukesh Kumar

    Mukesh Kumar is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 89 match fantasy points in the last 1 game and a fantasy rating of 7.3. Mukesh Kumar bowls right-arm fast-medium and in the recently played 2 matches, he has taken 4 wickets at an average of 0.8.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Wiaan Mulder 2 181 36.2 3 0.6 0, 22, 0, 38, 0 3, 0, 0, 0, 2
Ravindra Jadeja 2 98 19.6 5 1 61, 0, 0, 0, 37 0, 2, 0, 3, 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 78 15.6 5 1 0, 22, 56, 0, 0 2, 0, 0, 1, 2
  1. Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder

    Wiaan Mulder is an all-rounder with an average of 166 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. This player is a batter who bats right-handed. In the last 2 matches, Wiaan Mulder has scored 0, 22, 0, 38 and 0 runs at an average of 36.2 per match.

  2. Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

    Ravindra Jadeja can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.8. This player is a left-handed batter. In the recently played 2 matches, Ravindra Jadeja has scored 61, 0, 0, 0 and 37 runs averaging 19.6 per match.

  3. Ravichandran Ashwin

    Ravichandran Ashwin is an all-rounder with an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.5 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is an off-break bowler and in the recent 2 matches, this player has taken 5 wickets at an average of 1.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Wiaan Mulder 2 181 36.2 3 0.6 0, 22, 0, 38, 0 3, 0, 0, 0, 2
Ravindra Jadeja 2 98 19.6 5 1 61, 0, 0, 0, 37 0, 2, 0, 3, 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 78 15.6 5 1 0, 22, 56, 0, 0 2, 0, 0, 1, 2
Yashasvi Jaiswal 3 623 124.6 0 0 57, 38, 171, 213, 144 -
Kagiso Rabada 2 30 6 4 0.8 6, 0, 16, 0, 8 0, 2, 0, 2, 0
  1. Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder

    Wiaan Mulder is an all-rounder with an average of 166 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Wiaan Mulder is a batter who bats right-handed. In the last 2 matches, he has scored 181 runs averaging 36.2 per match.

  2. Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

    Ravindra Jadeja is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.8. Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batter. In the recently played 2 matches, he has scored 98 runs at an average of 19.6 per match.

  3. Ravichandran Ashwin

    Ravichandran Ashwin is an all-rounder with an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.5 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player is an off-break bowler and in the recent 2 matches, Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 2, 0, 0, 1 and 2 wickets at an average of 1.

  4. Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal

    Yashasvi Jaiswal is a batter with an average of 141 match fantasy points in the last 2 games, a fantasy rating of 9 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 623 runs at an average of 124.6 per match.

  5. Kagiso Rabada

    Kagiso Rabada is a bowler with an average of 94 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Kagiso Rabada is a right-arm fast bowler and in the recent 2 matches, he has taken 0, 2, 0, 2 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.8.

SA vs IND Squad Information

India (IND) Squad: Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, KS Bharat, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal.

South Africa (SA) Squad: Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Keshav Maharaj, Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Kyle Verreynne, Tony de Zorzi, Wiaan Mulder, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen and Tristan Stubbs.

SA vs IND Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul

Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dean Elgar, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill

All-Rounders: Wiaan Mulder, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Marco Jansen

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada and Mohammed Siraj

Captain: Ravichandran Ashwin

Vice-Captain: Virat Kohli

​​​​​​​Photo credit: Alamy

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