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ZAF vs IND 1st ODI match prediction 19 Jan 2022

Match date · 19 Jan 2022 · 14:00 IST
SA vs IND prediction
  • India have won three of their last five head to head matches against South Africa
  • Shikhar Dhawan is India’s top ODI scorer in the last one year
  • KL Rahul has an average of 88.50 from his last three ODI innings
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SA vs IND 1st ODI Predictions & Betting Tips

South Africa and India will square off in the first of the three-match ODI series in the 2021-22 India Tour Of South Africa. The first ODI match will be played at the Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday, January 19. Take a look at the top three betting tips from the SA vs IND match prediction hand picked for you.

The India tour of South Africa commenced in December 2021, where the teams played three Test matches. As it currently stands the Proteas have claimed victory by 2-1 in the Test matches which concluded on Saturday. The Indian team will commence the three match ODI series without Virat Kohli due to a back spasm. In Kohli's absence, KL Rahul will be leading from the front for the Men In Blue. India began their South Africa tour on a perfect note but somehow failed to repeat their big runs plans in the two matches that followed and ended on the losing side. India will be playing their first ODI match this season. In 2020, India played two ODI series namely against England and Sri Lanka respectively. The last time India played against South Africa was back in 2019 in the ICC Cricket World Cup. While South Africa played a number of ODI series in the 2021 season against Pakistan, Sri lanka and Ireland. They emerged victorious in three of these nine matches respectively. Meanwhile, as the teams meet for their first ODI series this season, take a look at the top picks from the South Africa vs India head-to-head match.

SA vs IND Team Bet

South Africa has always been a tough contender at home, but given India's recent performance in the limited overs, this series will be a treat to watch. However our money is on India to win the upcoming encounter of SA vs IND match prediction.

India To Win

The Indian team will be brimming with confidence going into the first match of the limited over series, given the way they did in the last few away tours. In the 2020 season, India played two ODI series. The first of which was played against England, as the Three Lions toured India. India emerged victorious by 2-1 in the series. What followed was, when the Men In Blue toured Srilanka to play a three match series ODI. The Indians defeated the Sri Lankans by 2-1 to be named winner of the series. On the other hand, the Proteas played three test series in 2021. In the match against Pakistan they were defeated by 2-1, against Ireland 1-1 while one match was abandoned and lastly against Sri Lankan where they were yet again defeated by 2-1. The last time that India and South Africa played a game in the limited overs format was back in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup where the Proteas were thrashed by six wickets. India currently occupies the fourth spot in the ICC ODI team ranking, while South Africa are breathing down their neck at the fifth spot. All in all the Indian unit have done well in the limited overs of the game and will be our favourite joining the forthcoming fixture. While South Africa has the advantage of playing at home, the Indian team has a better side on paper which will make the upcoming fixture a scintillating one. Meanwhile, take hooked onto Pari Match as they offer odds in favour of India in the SA vs IND head-to-head match.

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SA vs IND Player Bet

With South Africa yet to announce their squad for the upcoming fixture, we have picked the top two Indian batsmen in the ODI format. Take a look at the below mentioned SA vs IND player betting tips.

Shikhar Dhawan To Bat On Top

The first bet in line is for an Indian player who is known as a naturally attacking left-handed opener. This is one of the most lucrative bets in the match to look forward to, considering the fact that Dhawan is the highest ODI scorer for India over the past one year. He has played

6 ODI innings and managed to gather 297 runs from them at a stunning average of 59.40. Dhawan has shown his batting prowess in the 145 ODI matches he has played in his career. The Indian opener has amassed over 6000 runs from them averaging 45.55. Dhawan has always enjoyed a good game against the Proteas. He has played 18 ODI matches against the team and scored 798 runs from it with a brilliant average of 49.87. His scores in the last six ODI games played are - 98, 4, 67, 86*, 29 and 13. With over 2400 runs from the 69 away matches played, Dhawan is crucial to the fortunes of the Indian team. Pari Match is likely to offer odds for Shikhar Dhawan close to the SA vs IND match.

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KL Rahul To Successfully Add Runs To The Scoreboard

Last but not the least we have the newly appointed Indian skipper, KL Rahul. The right-handed opening batter has 2547 ODI runs under his belt from the 43 matches he has played in his career. What makes this odd furthermore profitable is the fact that, KL Rahul is India's second highest ODI run getter after Dhawan . He has played three innings and managed to muster 177 runs from them at a remarkable average of 88.50. KL Rahul will be joining this fixture on the back of 226 runs in the six Test innings played against South Africa. This also makes Rahul the highest Test scorer in the Indian side. KL Rahul will be captaining his first ODI match of his career this season. The right handed batsman has played 13 ODI matches at the first position and assembled 593 runs from them at a brilliant average of 53.90.This will be his second ODI match against the Proteas and the skipper is expected to come all guns blazing for his side. Meanwhile, watch out for Pari Match as they offer best for KL Rahul closer to the SA vs IND match prediction.

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My Picks:

India To Win

Shikhar Dhawan To Bat On Top

KL Rahul To Successfully Add Runs To The Scoreboard

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