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South Africa vs India 1st ODI Predictions & Tips - Proteas backed with momentum on their side

  • South Africa vs India predictions for Wednesday’s 1st ODI match
  • The fixture will be played in Paarl at 08:30 GMT
  • Quinton de Kock has scored 120 & 80 runs in his last 2 matches
  • Can the Proteas turnaround their ODI form?
  • Tips, stats, team news & preview
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Quinton de Kock has a very good record against India (Getty Images)
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Ralph Staniforth 18 Jan 2022
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South Africa vs India Predictions


South Africa will be confident after their Test series success against India. This may be a different format, but I’m backing the hosts to carry that momentum forward and win the 1st ODI.
  • South Africa vs India Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Injuries & Team News
  • India Form
  • India Injuries & Team News
  • South Africa vs India Live Stream FAQ

  • South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has scored 80 & 120 runs in his last 2 ODI matches.
  • South Africa’s Quinton de Kock averages 60.30 in ODI cricket against India.
  • India’s Virat Kohli has scored 50+ runs in 4 of his last 5 ODI matches.

Head to Head


India have won three of their last 4 ODI matches against South Africa. Their last meeting was at the 2019 Cricket World Cup where India won by six wickets.

South Africa Form


South Africa have lost five of their last eight ODI matches across various series’. They have not played this format since September 2021 when they lost a three-match series 2-1 in Sri Lanka.

Going into the deciding 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka, South Africa bowled first in Colombo. The hosts scored 203 runs on what was a difficult pitch to bat on.

The Proteas fell for just 125 with no batsman scoring more than 22 runs.

South Africa Injuries & Team News


Quinton de Kock recently retired from Test cricket but should return for this ODI series. He has scored 80 and 120 runs in his last two matches.

Marco Jansen is in the ODI squad after a sensational debut Test series against India.

India Form


India have won five of their last seven ODI matches, the last of which was in July 2021. Focus has fallen on T20 cricket since then for the super power of world cricket.

The last ODI series India played ended in a 2-1 win in Sri Lanka, but they did lose the 3rd ODI. India sent a weakened squad over for the series.

In a rain delayed game that turned into a 47 over match, Prithvi Shaw top scored with 49 runs as India posted 225. Sri Lanka chased it down with ease with eight overs to spare to win by three wickets.

India Injuries & Team News


Rohit Sharma remains injured so KL Rahul will take over the captaincy reins. Over the course of the series India will be using some untested players at international level, but Venkatesh Iyer and Ishan Kishan have both proven themselves capable at T20 level.

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Verdict

South Africa are backed to win with Quinton de Kock to top score. 

For India, Virat Kohli has scored 50+ in four of his last five ODI matches. He is tipped in the best batsman market.

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