353/6 is the highest total scored by the home team South Africa on this ground in 2017 against Bangladesh. Surprisingly the second-highest total of the Boland Park, Paarl venue is 351/3 scored by India in 2001 against Kenya. India and South Africa will play their first-ever ODI match on this ground. From 1991 to 2019 India and South Africa played a total of 84 ODI matches. India won 35 of them and South Africa got 46 victories.
Temba Bavuma says: “The wicket looks a bit dry. We’d like to make use of the best, of the batting conditions. Hopefully it slows up to allow our bowlers to get the best of the conditions”. Marco Jansen comes into the side, with Kagiso Rabada unavailable.
KL Rahul confirms India wanted to bat first, too. “As a team, we’re ready to do both things. We have some quality spinners in our attack, and with Bumrah and Bhuvi starting, if we can get a couple of wickets early we can put some pressure on them.”
Venkatesh Iyer is debuting today, KL confirms, and Shreyas will bat four.
“Virat’s been our leader for such a long time so it was an emotional time,” Says KL of Kohli’s decision to quit the captaincy.
India vs South Africa Highlights today, Wednesday 19-1-2022, 1st ODI, India tour of South Africa from Boland Park, Paarl.
Bavuma won the toss and SA will bowl second.
India team: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Venkatesh Iyer, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk) 2 Janneman Malan 3 Aiden Markram 4 Rassie van der Dussen 5 Temba Bavuma (capt) 6 David Miller 7 Andile Phehlukwayo 8 Marco Jansen 9 Keshav Maharaj 10 Tabraiz Shamsi 11 Lungi Ngidi.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
South Afric: LWLWL
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Allahudien Paleker, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires – Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Bongani Jele
Match number – Test no. 2445