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India vs South Africa Today Match Prediction- 1st ODI, Who Will Win Today’s ODI Match? 2023

The India vs South Africa first ODI kicks off a three-match series. The first ODI will be played in Johannesburg from 1.30 pm IST. This happened after India leveled the T20I series against South Africa at the same venue. 

  The next two ODIs are scheduled for Gqeberha on December 19 and Paarl on December 21. KL Rahul will lead the Indian side while Rahul Dravid has decided to skip the series to focus on the Test series. Sitanshu Kotak and his NCA support staff will take over the coaching duties. Meanwhile, in other developments, Mohammed Shami has been ruled out from the South Africa Test series while Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the ODI series due to a family emergency. 

South Africa will be led by Aiden Markram who led them in the T20I series as well. Regular skipper Temba Bavuma is not a part of the ODI squad while senior bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are not a part of the ODI squad. Rassie Van der Dussen is a part of the ODI squad along with David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen and Markram being the core of the South African batting unit.

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India lost the ODI series against South Africa when they last toured India in 2021-22. They lost the Test series 2-1 and were whitewashed in the ODI series. This time around, India can challenge the South African side given their bowling attack looks inexperienced in the absence of Rabada and Nortje. 

Yuzvendra Chahal and Sanju Samson were added to the Indian ODI squad. The senior players are rested with Shreyas Iyer to only play the first ODI after which he will prepare for the Test series. Eyes will be especially on Chahal and Samson and how they perform in the ODI series. 

Recent Venue Records (New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg)

STATS – ODI

Total matches 9

Matches won batting first 4

Matches won bowling first 4

Average 1st Inns scores 275

Average 2nd Inns scores 190

Highest total recorded 439/2 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI

Lowest total recorded 142/10 (48.3 Ov) by BANW vs RSAW

Highest score chased 266/9 (47.2 Ov) by RSA vs ENG

Lowest score defended 237/4 (50 Ov) by RSAW vs BANW

 Who Will Score Most Runs For India: KL Rahul / Shreyas Iyer

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Yuzvendra Chahal / Arshdeep Singh

Who Will Score Most Runs For South Africa: David Miller / Heinrich Klaasen

Who Will Take Most Wickets For South Africa: Tabraiz Shamsi / Keshav Maharaj 

India vs South Africa Today Match Prediction- 1st ODI, Who Will Win Today’s ODI Match? 2023

India have a better bowling attack as compared to South Africa which keeps India ahead in this contest. South Africa leads in the head-to-head count with 51-38.

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