Venue Details & Pitch Report - Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Average First Innings Score at Johannesburg in ODIs since 2015: 282

Batting First vs Batting Second at Johannesburg in ODIs since 2015: Win Bat 1st - 42%, Win Bat 2nd - 58%

SA-IND Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at Johannesburg in ODIs since 2015: David Miller(2), Aiden Markram(4), Rassie van der Dussen(9)

SA-IND Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at Johannesburg in ODIs since 2015: Andile Phehlukwayo(4), Keshav Maharaj(8)

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (82m) while the square boundaries are very short (58m, 56m).

·Pitch: This venue generally offers the traditional South African hard and dry wicket, with plenty of bounce and seam upfront.

The main challenge for the batters will be in the powerplay, after which it is easier for them to rack up big runs. 


Predicted Playing XI - South Africa (SA) vs India (IND), 1st ODI, Dream11 Prediction

South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Tony de Zorzi, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (C), Heinrich Klaasen (WK), David Miller, Mihlali Mpongwana, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams, Nandre Burger

            SA Bench: Ottniel Baartman, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Verreynne (WK), Tabraiz Shamsi

India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C & WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

            IND Bench: Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Akash Deep, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar


Fantasy Notes (SOUTH AFRICA) - South Africa vs India, 1st ODI, Dream11 Prediction

STATS & NUMBERS

Relevant Numbers of South Africa players against India in ODIs: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Reeza Hendricks27738/791/0   
Tony de Zorzi       
Aiden Markram1328023/811/06272/6
Heinrich Klaasen824941/941/0   
David Miller2550126/962/0   
Rassie van der Dussen525384/961/1   
Wiaan Mulder       
Keshav Maharaj    6546/4.3
Kyle Verreynne       
Ottniel Baartman       
Tabraiz Shamsi    7665/6.6
Nande Burger       
Andile Phehlukwayo913419/750/0101036/5.4
Mihlali Mpongwana       
Lizaad Williams       

Relevant Numbers of South Africa players in ODIs in 2023: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Reeza Hendricks521643/922/0   
Tony de Zorzi24824/1000/0   
Aiden Markram2198355/1165/313664/6
Heinrich Klaasen2090050/1432/3   
David Miller2079049/1156/1   
Rassie van der Dussen2179740/853/3   
Wiaan Mulder       
Keshav Maharaj    152423/4.3
Kyle Verreynne       
Ottniel Baartman       
Tabraiz Shamsi    112225/5.9
Nande Burger       
Andile Phehlukwayo37878/1200/03343/6.5
Mihlali Mpongwana       
Lizaad Williams    11 

Relevant Numbers of South Africa players at Johannesburg in ODIss: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Reeza Hendricks3145/360/0   
Aiden Markram432982/1221/122 
Heinrich Klaasen48829/1260/0   
David Miller1037462/1304/0   
Rassie van der Dussen717836/801/0   
Keshav Maharaj    2422.5/4.7
Kyle Verreynne158*     
Tabraiz Shamsi    4445/5.8
Andile Phehlukwayo610234/1150/07834/7.2

Relevant Numbers of South Africa players in CSA One Day Cup 2023: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Tony de Zorzi731753/1071/1   
Wiaan Mulder514536/1031/07634/5
Kyle Verreynne632753/981/2   
Ottniel Baartman    3336/5.7
Nandre Burger    71420/5.6
Mihlali Mpongwana717243/980/171217.3/5.23

MATCHUPS

Aiden Markram vs Kuldeep Yadav (in ODIs): Outs - 3, Balls - 40, Avg/SR - 5/40

David Miller vs Kuldeep Yadav (in ODIs): Outs - 2, Balls - 65, Avg/SR - 25/78

David Miller vs Yuzvendra Chahal (in ODIs): Outs - 3, Balls - 71, Avg/SR - 18/78

Rassie van der Dussen vs Yuzvendra Chahal (in ODIs): Outs - 2, Balls - 49, Avg/SR - 2/96

Aiden Markram vs Wrist Spin in ODIs since 2020: Inns - 21, Runs - 256, Outs - 6, Avg/SR - 43/95 (2nd inn - 4 outs, 18/79)

Aiden Markram vs Left Arm Orthodox Spin in limited overs since 2022: Inns - 35, Outs - 12, Avg/SR - 16/99

Reeza Hendricks vs Right Arm Pace in ODIs in Overs 1-10 since 2020: Outs - 4, Balls - 141, Avg/SR - 19/54

Points to Consider

  • Nandre Burger was the highest wicket-taker in the recent CSA domestic One Day 2023 competition. His left arm angle and much-improved pace can be very valuable on a surface like Johannesburg - back him as a differential pick at just a 3.9% selection.
  • After being denied playing XI opportunities in the recent World Cup campaign, Reeza Hendricks will be hungry to prove himself as he has been in good form in the opportunities given to him. While he has not played a lot of ODIs at this ground, he is the highest run scorer in T20s at Johannesburg, making him an experienced batter in these conditions. 
  • December 17 is a special occasion at Johannesburg due to the “Pink Day” where the players will be wearing the pink jersey. If a fresh pitch is used and if a traditional wicket is expected, then South Africa might stick to just one spinner, with two out of Andile Phehlukwayo, Wiaan Mulder, and Mihlali Mpongawa. 
  • While Mulder and Phehlkwayo are relatively well known, Mpongawa is an allrounder with great potential - he had a good domestic season with both the bat and the ball. His added height factor as a tall fast bowler can be an advantage to spring a surprise against Indian batters who have not faced him before.

Fantasy Notes (INDIA) - South Africa vs India, 1st ODI, Dream11 Prediction

STATS & NUMBERS

Relevant Numbers of India players against South Africa in ODIs:

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Ruturaj Gaikwad       
KL Rahul511022/671/0   
Shreyas Iyer937053/972/1   
Yuzvendra Chahal    102221/5
Rinku Singh       
Sanju Samson3118*0 outs1/0   
Axar Patel    4539/5.3
Rajat Patidar       
Avesh Khan    30 
Arshdeep Singh       
Mukesh Kumar       
Deepak Chahar    12 
Sai Sudharsan       
Kuldeep Yadav    112615/4.5
Tilak Varma       
Washington Sundar    2325/5.7

Relevant Numbers of India players in ODIs in 2023:

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Ruturaj Gaikwad38729/841/0   
KL Rahul2298370/896/2   
Shreyas Iyer1879453/1123/3   
Yuzvendra Chahal    2334/5.8
Rinku Singh       
Sanju Samson26030/1001/0   
Axar Patel813222/920/07459/5.6
Rajat Patidar       
Avesh Khan       
Arshdeep Singh       
Mukesh Kumar    3417.2/4.6
Deepak Chahar       
Sai Sudharsan       
Kuldeep Yadav    274820/4.6
Tilak Varma       
Washington Sundar33913/670/04277/5.9

Relevant Numbers of India players in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023:

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Yuzvendra Chahal    81814.8/3.7
Sanju Samson729349/881/1   
Rajat Patidar631552/1044/0   
Akash Deep    61011.6/3
Sai Sudharsan518136/760/1   

Points to Consider

  • Deepak Chahar has withdrawn from the ODI series due to a medical emergency. The team have included Akash Deep as his replacement in the squad. Additionally, Shreyas Iyer will only be involved in the first ODI of the series, after which he will join the Test squad for preparations.
  • Both Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul had excellent World Cup campaigns with the bat and they will be hoping to continue that form as the most experienced players in the current ODI squad for this series. They are safe and reliable C/VC options.
  • After picking up a 5 wicket haul on his birthday in the 3rd T20I, at this very ground in Johannesburg, Kuldeep Yadav's confidence will be massively boosted as the series moves on to the ODIs. 
  • As we saw in the recent World Cup, South Africa have preferred to bat first as they have collapsed multiple times while chasing against the scoreboard pressure. This also makes Indian bowlers and in particular, a wrist spinner like Kuldeep Yadav to be a top C/VC when bowling second.

Fantasy XI - South Africa (SA) vs India (IND), 1st ODI, Dream11 Prediction

WK: Heinrich Klaasen, KL Rahul

BAT: Shreyas Iyer, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Ruturaj Gaikwad

AR: Aiden Markram, Axar Patel

BOWL: Kuldeep Yadav, Nandre Burger, Mukesh Kumar

C/VC: Aiden Markram, Shreyas Iyer

Differentials: David Miller(46%), Tilak Varma (9%), Andile Phehlukwayo (13%)

C/VC Alternatives: Heinirch Klaasen, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav

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Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetric

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