The first clash between South Africa and India in India’s 3rd Test, 6 ODI and 3rd T20I tour of South Africa is going to start on 5th January 2018 at Newlands, Cape Town. The bowling prowess of both the teams will be at test here as the pitch is more bowling friendly. Both the teams have seen a considerable amount of wins in the recent past and each of them are eager to crush the opposition. This particular clash is going to be worth watching, as the men in blue would finally have a worthy contender.
The Proteas are hosting this match, which gives them the home advantage and the past tours of India to South Africa haven’t been kind enough to the men in blue. This might change in this tour as the players are young and highly determined. These players get all the stars in bowling, batting as well as fielding. India had a tough time with its seamers in early years, but current bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have shown that seam bowling is effortless.
Don’t take the Proteas lightly either. Players like Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott have troubled Indian players in the past. Both the teams have unlimited batting power with players like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c) and many others on the Indian side and players like AB De Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla on the Proteas side.
It is a tough match to predict, but South Africans have a greater chance to win the first clash. The series, on the other hand, might go to the final decider match.
Predicted Winner: Team India (IN)