January 4, 2018
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SA Vs IND 1st Test Match Prediction-Fantasy Team News

By Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

South Africa Vs India 1st Test Match Dream 11 Fantasy Team Predictions

India Tour of South Africa

India will kick-start their New Year with the first test match scheduled tomorrow at Newlands, Cape Town against the hosts. Although they were unbeatable in home conditions, the tour of South Africa is one of the toughest assignments for India in 2018. The hosts, on the other hand, are set to boast a full-strength squad for the first time in almost two years. Proteas have not been playing with their full potential since last two years. The biggest headache for the visitors is the return of AB De Villiers, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris in the test cricket. Moreover, the consequences will be out once the game starts. The SA Vs IND match preview is listed below.

When and where:

Series- India Tour of South Africa

Venue- Newlands, Cape Town

Date and Time- Jan 05-Jan 09, 10:30 AM LOCAL

Pitch Conditions:

The Newlands pitch is expected to be slow after the Cape Town’s worst drought in decades. According to ground men, the weather conditions have made it difficult to produce a seam-friendly wicket.

Venue Stats:

Total matches-54

Matches won batting first-20

Matches won bowling first-23

Average 1st Inns scores-333

Average 2nd Inns scores-297

Average 3rd Inns scores-231

Average 4th Inns scores-164

Highest total recorded-651/10 (154.3 Ov) by RSA vs Aus

Lowest total recorded-35/10 (22.4 Ov) by RSA vs Eng

SA Vs IND Team News:


  • Faf du Plessis will lead the team
  • A 15-member squad has been declared ahead of the match


  • Skipper Virat Kohli will lead the team
  • Management has confirmed that Shikhar Dhawan is fit and available for selection

SA VS IND Squad:


Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis(c),Aiden Markram, AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma,  Quinton de Kock(w),  Keshav Maharaj,  Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hashim Amla, Chris Morris, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Theunis de Bruyn


Virat Kohli, M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

SA Vs IND Probable Playing 11:

SA Probable 11-

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Andile Phehlukwayo/Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel/Chris Morris Dale Steyn

IND Probable 11-

Murli Vijay, KL Rahul/Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Cheteswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin/R Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma/Umesh Yadav

Please note: as this is the first match of the series it is quite risky to predict who will play and who will sit out. The management has the final call. all players are fit and available for selection. The SA Vs IND match preview listed here is based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own playing 11.

Key Players:

Murli Vijay

Virat Kohli

Cheteswar Pujara

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Hashim Amla

Morne Morkel

Kagiso Rabada

Aiden Markram

SA Vs IND 1st Test Match Prediction:-

Note: Kindly re-visit before the deadline to get the final update.

Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

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