India vs South Africa, 2020: 1st ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

India vs South Africa, 2020: 1st ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Virat Kohli is an obvious pick for any Dream11 Fantasy team. At the moment, he is playing in poor form with the bat but he cannot be ignored while picking fantasy team.

Virat Kohli practice
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 1st match of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa will be played on 11 March at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

The scheduled timing of the match is 1:30 PM local & IST (8:00 AM GMT). The match will be live broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi. You can also watch this match on Hotstar via live streaming.

Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

After a horrendous ODI series against New Zealand, now India will lock horns with South Africa in the 50-over format. The hosts have announced a strong squad that also marks the arrival of Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the team. The duo has fully recovered from their injury and will look to set this series on fire.

Meanwhile, in batting India boasts a strong batting line-up that comprises of Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, who will have the responsibility to score good runs with their willow. On the other hand, the fans will get to watch the deadly bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar followed by Navdeep Saini as the third pacer in the team. Yuzvendra Chahal will lead the spin bowling attack with Ravindra Jadeja.

South Africa looks in good form, who whitewashed in-form Australia in a recently concluded ODI series. In batting, they have Jannemann Malan, Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis that will be responsible for scoring runs. Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen are the other important batsmen that can turn the tables for Proteas. The bowling unit looks lethal with the likes of Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Lutho Sipamla that restricted the Aussie batting line-up recently.

Weather Report:

There are slight chances of rain on the matchday that but it will not affect the length of the match. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 11 and 17 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 8 and 13 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is expected to offer a stiff battle between bat and ball. The bowlers will get some assistance in the first phase of the game. Moreover, the overcast conditions might give them a major advantage during the game. But later on, the batsmen can take the charge against the bowlers. So, the side winning the toss will look to field first in order to take advantage of the bowling friendly conditions.

Average first innings score: 214 ( ODI matches played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won — 3, Lost — 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will update if there is any news)

Probable Playing XI:

South Africa

Janneman Malan/Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen/JJ Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Lutho Sipamla/Beuran Hendricks.

Bench: Janneman Malan/Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen/JJ Smuts, Kyle Verreynne, George Linde, Lutho Sipamla/Beuran Hendricks.


Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench: Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey

Top Picks:

From India

Virat Kohli is an obvious pick for any Dream11 Fantasy team. At the moment, he is in poor form with the bat but he cannot be ignored while picking fantasy team. Shreyas Iyer was the leading run-scorer for Team India in the ODI series against New Zealand. So, he should be picked in fantasy team. KL Rahul will be the other player to watch out for as he is in scintillating form with the bat.

From South Africa

Quinton de Kock will be a hot favourite pick for Dream11 Fantasy due to his brilliance with the bat in the recent past. Rassie van der Dussen can also play a vital role in the fantasy teams. Lungi Ngidi, who played at his best against Australia in the recently concluded series should also be picked.

Note: The users should pick their side accordingly as it will be quite difficult to pick all the aforementioned players within credits available in Dream11 Fantasy.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul

Vice-Captain Options – Prithvi Shaw, Faf du Plessis, Hardik Pandya

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock (VC)

Batters – Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Faf du Plessis, Janneman Malan

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lungi Ngidi


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul (C)

Batters – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw (VC), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hardik Pandya

Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi


Expert Advice

It is going to be a high scoring affair as far as the firepower of both the teams is concerned. So, try to go with more batting options in comparison to the bowlers in their Dream11 Fantasy team.

Probable Winners

India is expected to come out as winners.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.