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South Africa vs India 1st T20I: Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between SA vs IND?

In this article, we will be analyzing the SA vs IND Match Prediction for the 1st T20I. The much-anticipated India’s tour of South Africa gets underway with the two sides locking horns on Sunday, December 10, in the first T20I, at Kingsmead, Durban.

South Africa will be led by Aiden Markram while Suryakumar Yadav is in charge of the Indian contingent. The Proteas will be stepping onto the field for the first time after their heartbreaking semi-final defeat against Australia. Meanwhile, India will look to build on their 4-1 T20I series win at home against the Aussies. South Africa were whitewashed 0-3 by the ‘Men in Yellow’ in the last T20I series they played at home.

With the T20 World Cup set to be played next year in June, the two teams will look to zero in on some of the players who could potentially be a part of the squad for the marquee event.

SA vs IND Match Details:

Particulars Match Venue Date & Time Live Broadcast and Streaming Details
Details South Africa vs India, 1st T20I Kingsmead, Durban Sunday, December 10, 7:30 PM Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar

Kingsmead Pitch Report:

The Kingsmead is generally a good surface for batters. In the three T20Is played at the venue during the recent series against Australia, the average first-innings score turned out to be 193. The tourists chased down a target of 191 with 13 balls to spare, showing that there is very little wear and tear on the pitch as the game goes on. The captain who wins the toss could opt to bowl first to get an idea of the total they need to chase down.

SA vs IND Head-to-Head Record in T20I:

Matches Played South Africa won India won NR
24 10 13 01

SA vs IND Probable Playing XI:

South Africa:

South Africa vs India 1st T20I: Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between SA vs IND?
South Africa

Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Aiden Markram (C), Heinrich Klaasen (WK), David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi


South Africa vs India 1st T20I: Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between SA vs IND?

Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Ravindra Jadeja/Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar

Probable Top Performers from SA vs IND

Probable Best Batter: Aiden Markram

The 29-year-old is a fabulous player in the shortest format of the game. He has played 33 innings, in the format, for the Proteas and has scored 1063 runs at an average of 39.37 and a strike rate of 149.51. Markram was in good form during the ODI World Cup 2023 and also smashed a century off just 49 balls in a game against Sri Lanka. Markram’s wicket would be vital for India.

Probable Best Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi

The young wrist-spinner was in excellent form during the T20I series against Australia. He bagged nine wickets in five games at an average of 18.22 and an economy rate of 8.20 on high-scoring pitches. Bishnoi’s bag of tricks would be tough for the South African batters to pick. He also bowls at high speeds and that could make stroke-making difficult for the opposition batters.


Today’s Match Prediction: Chasing team to win the match


Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.


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