South Africa loses its previous match against England by 104 runs because of the poor batting technique. So in this match, the team want to improve their batting technique. Their fielding has been below par too. That’s the area they worked on the most on match-eve.
WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah is on fire, he looked dangerous and Amla looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge. Good captaincy by Kohli to have two slips. Amla departs for 6 and de Kock departs for 10. South Africa are 43/2 in 12.4 overs.
The match has been held in Southampton. The pitch will be helpful for the batsman to score more on the scoreboard. It was expected that the team who won the toss will elect to bat first to score more runs on the scoreboard. And South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first.
There is a chance of rain for the whole day. The cloud has covered the sky up to 70 to 90 percent. The climate will be cool due to the speed up winds and the humidity in the 40s to 50s. And the temperature will be 16 degrees Celcius.
Virat Kohli (India), Faf du Plesis (South Africa)
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.