Can India Win the 1st Test in South Africa?

Finally! Finally, the wait is over! India vs South Africa's 1st test match is finally here! The Indian Cricket team is all ready to battle the African team in the upcoming 3 – match test series. The series is about to begin from 26th December and the test series will form a part of the new cycle of the ICC world test championship.

The 1st test match of India vs South Africa is at SuperSport Park, Centurion. And it will begin at 1.30 pm IST. That is ready to witness a game of amazement.

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India vs South Africa 1st test: Tips and Fantasy squad prediction

India has never seen victory in test series in South Africa, despite winning three tests across six tours. However, fans are having a strong feeling that Virat can turn the tables around to create history this time.

For this golden opportunity, team India needs to shoot up their pace attack. All the pace bowlers are onboard for this series and there are high expectations on them. India has immensely improved their bowling lineup as the South African grounds are very suitable for it.

South African team also knows well that team India is going to have a tough time batting as they too have kicked up their bowling strategy.

SAvsIND 1st Test Odds are as follows:

South Africa – 2.65

India – 1.75

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India vs South Africa 1st test probable strategy

India – The Indian team is deprived of the services from Rohith Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja as they have been ruled out of the Test series due to an injury.

Rohith Sharma, the deputy to Virat has been replaced with Priyank Panchal and KL Rahul is all set to take over Jadeja's position.

Team India is far superior in ODI formats and they have a great edge over South Africa. However, in the test format against them, India has lost 5 times and one was a draw match. So the team is very much goal-oriented this time to win the test format as well.

Look out for batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and the skipper himself who hold the best test innings record.

Playing XI: Virat Kohli, K L Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ashwin, Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Siraj, Rishab Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Pujara, Priyank Panchal

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South Africa – Edger, Skipper of South Africa has said that Ashwin is the one Indian Bowler who they have to be careful of the ground as he is the best spinner India has ever created.

South Africa has a great bowling lineup, especially the fast bowlers like Kagido, Anrich, Dwaine and the others.

The batting side is a little vulnerable so the skipper needs to pay a little more detailed attention to it. There are only a few experienced batters so definitely team India has a bonus advantage.

Playing XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier

The head to head stats of SAvsIND in 1st Test.

  • Matches Played – 39
  • India Won – 14
  • SA won – 15
  • Draw matches – 10

Our Word – The India vs South Africa 1st test results in the victory of India

India has the greatest chances than ever to create history in this upcoming test series against Africa. Looking at the conditions of both teams it is evident that India can easily win the series by taking precautions throughout the game.

This India vs South Africa test series is definitely worth watching.