In this guide, we outline the schedule for India vs South Africa cricket and explain the most popular India vs South Africa betting markets, as well as listing a few useful betting strategies and predictions, cricketers who could play a key role and some statistics that you should know.
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India vs South Africa Betting Predictions, Tips and Strategies
India vs South Africa Betting Predictions
Following the retirement of Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn (Test cricket), Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir (test cricket and ODI cricket), Vernon Philander and JP Duminy, South African cricket is going through a rough time.
This means that players like Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, JJ Smuts, Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi and Lungi Ngidi must step up and carry South African cricket forward.
Given India’s wealth of experience in all departments, they are likely to emerge on top in both the ODI series and the T20I series on Indian soil (South Africa tour of India, 2021). Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are predicted to score heavily, while Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami are expected to rattle the South African batting line-up.
While India are favourite to win the T20I series in the India tour of South Africa, 2021-22, South Africa are likely to win the Test series. India’s all-round balance is likely to prove too much to handle for South Africa in the T20I series.
On the other hand, South Africa are expected to put up a fight in the Test series and emerge on top. India have never won a Test series on South African soil and players like Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram and Thando Ntini will give their all to ensure this record remains intact.
India vs South Africa Betting Tips and Strategies
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India will likely prove to be too hot to handle on Indian soil; they boast seasoned spinners in Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. Indian conditions are also likely to suit spinners, with Chahal, Yadav and Jadeja expected to have a field day.
South Africa, on the other hand, are lacking quality in the spin bowling department. While Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are good, Indian batsmen are renowned for their ability to play spin bowling, and are likely to negate any challenge that Shamsi and Maharaj will pose.
Kagiso Rabada is likely to be the pick of the South African bowlers in the 2021 South Africa tour of India, while Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be the one singled out from India’s fast bowlers. The 2021-22 India tour of South Africa could prove to be a completely different ball game.
As has been mentioned before, India have never won a Test series in South Africa. While India have experience of winning in foreign conditions in recent years, South Africa are likely to trump them.
Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Janneman Malan, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Thando Ntini are likely to thrive in South African conditions. While the T20I series is expected to be a close affair, India are likely to emerge on top.
The tips and strategies mentioned in this section should provide enough basis and advice for which markets on which place a To Win Outright bet, a To Win the Match bet and a Match Handicap bet. We also suggest placing a Player of the Match bet on Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kagiso Rabada.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock are also good candidates for both a Top Team Batsman bet and a Highest Individual Score bet, while players like Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal are worth keeping an eye on for the Top Team Bowler market.
If you're looking to bet on the Player to Score Most Sixes market, then the players you need to look at are, once again, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock.
Are you a fan of live streaming and betting at the same time? This will help you understand how both teams are faring, and you can place your in-play bets accordingly. Head over to the Star Sports network, Hotstar or JioTV to watch India vs South Africa matches live.
Popular India vs South Africa Betting Markets
Below are some of the most sought-after IND vs SA betting markets:
- To Win Outright
- To Win the Match
- Match Handicap
- Player of the Match
- Batsman Matches
- Top Team Batsman
- Highest Individual Score
- Top Team Bowler
- 1st Wicket Method
- Player to Score Most Sixes
- Batsman to Score a Fifty in the Match
- Batsman to Score a Hundred in the Match
- Highest Opening Partnership
- 1st Innings Score
- Most Run Outs
India vs South Africa Schedule
India will face South Africa on Indian soil in October, 2021. The two cricketing nations will play a T20I series and an ODI series. The dates and venues for the same have not been finalised yet.
In December, India will travel to South Africa to play a Test series and a T20I series. The 2021-22 India tour of South Africa will take place between December 2021 and January 2022. The dates and venues for both the Test series and the T20I series have not been finalised yet.
South Africa tour of India, 2021
*TBD – To Be Decided.
*TBD – To Be Decided.
India tour of South Africa, 2021-22
*TBD – To Be Decided.
|1||December, 2021 – January, 2022||TBD||TBD|
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|3||December, 2021 – January, 2022||TBD||TBD|
*TBD – To Be Decided.
India vs South Africa Squads
The squads for the 2021 South Africa tour of India and the 2021-22 India tour of South Africa have not been announced yet.
India vs South Africa Betting – Players to Look Out For
Here are 5 players who could play a key role in upcoming India vs South Africa cricket matches:
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock is South Africa’s ODI and T20I captain and one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen in the world. He is South Africa’s most important batsman without a shadow of doubt. De Kock has performed admirably against India over the years, scoring 784 runs in 13 ODI matches at an outstanding average of 60.30 with 5 hundreds and one fifty. His record against India in Test cricket and T20I cricket is also phenomenal.
However, despite his previously impressive performances, De Kock must lead from the front and score a mountain of runs if South Africa are to beat India on Indian soil.
Kagiso Rabada is a fearsome pace bowler with all the talent in the world. At just 25 years of age, Rabada has already taken over 300 international wickets and is only getting better with time. If Quinton de Kock is South Africa’s most important batsman, Rabada is their most important bowler. Rabada must bowl his heart out and snare the wickets of India’s top order if South Africa are to pose a challenge against India.
Rohit Sharma is one of India’s most reliable batsmen in ODI and T20I cricket, with the the tendency to score big hundreds and becoming extremely consistent over the years. Sharma has been in mesmerising form ever since the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, and will look to add to his tally of 3 ODI centuries against South Africa.
India’s captain and most important batsman, Virat Kohli is one of the best of his kind in the history of the game. There is hardly anything Kohli can do wrong! He holds a magnificent record against South Africa and will look to extend his rich form of play when India meet South Africa on home soil.
Hardik Pandya is the best fast bowling all-rounder to play for India since the mighty Kapil Dev. Pandya hits the ball as sweetly as anyone in the game and has improved immensely over the years. That said, Pandya’s talent is such that he still has room to perform even better and become the best all-rounder in the world. The 2021 South Africa tour of India is the perfect opportunity for Pandya to prove that is he is among the best all-rounders in the world, if not the best.
Best Matches in India vs South Africa History
Here are some of the most memorable matches in the history of IND vs SA cricket:
2nd ODI, South Africa tour of India, 24th February, 2010
Sachin Tendulkar scored the first-ever double century in ODI cricket.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. Tendulkar lit up Gwalior with a sparkling knock of 200 runs off just 147 deliveries. His knock was laced with 25 fours and 3 sixes, and he was ably supported by Dinesh Karthik (79 off 85 balls), Yusuf Pathan (36 off 23 balls) and MS Dhoni (68 off 35 balls).
India set South Africa a massive target of 402 to win. In reply, South Africa got off to shaky start and lost wickets at regular intervals. At 103 for the loss 6 wickets, South Africa’s hopes of victory were all but over. AB de Villiers scored a captivating century to help South Africa to a respectable total of 248 runs. In the end, India won the match by a massive 153 runs.
2nd Test Match, South Africa tour of India, 1999-00
South Africa won the final Test match of the series to seal their first (and only) India vs South Africa Test series win on Indian soil.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. The Indian innings never got going, as the South African bowling unit put on a show. Shaun Pollock, Nantie Hayward and Nicky Boje picked up 2 wickets each to bowl out India for a paltry score of 158.
While no South African batsman scored a century in the 1st innings, five batsmen scored fifties to help South Africa to a massive 1st innings lead of 321 runs. Nicky Boje ripped through India’s batting line-up in the 2nd innings, picking up 5 wickets in the process to hand India a crushing defeat by an innings and 71 runs.
1st T20I, India tour of South Africa, 18th February, 2018
South Africa won the toss and elected to field first. India got off to a quick start, putting on 49 runs in 4 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan carried the innings as he scored 72 runs off just 39 deliveries. Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni played cameos to help India to 203 for the loss of 5 wickets.
In reply, South Africa lost 3 quick wickets and left much to do. At 154 for 5 in 17 overs, with a well-set Reeza Hendricks at the crease, South Africa had a glimmer of hope. Alas, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took his wicket off the very first ball of the over to dash South African hopes. India won the match by 28 runs. In picking 5 wickets for 24 runs, Kumar was the pick of the Indian bowlers.
India vs South Africa Head-To-Head Statistics
|South Africa Won||15||46||6|
|India Win %||35.89||43.20||60|
|South Africa Win %||38.46||56.80||40|
*Updated till the 30th of September, 2021
India vs South Africa Key Stats
Here are a few key statistics from the history of India vs South Africa cricket:
Most Test match wins:
South Africa have won 15 out of 39 matches.
Most ODI match wins:
South Africa have won 46 out of 84 matches.
Most T20I match wins:
India have won 9 out of 15 matches.
Most ODI runs:
Sachin Tendulkar scored 2001 runs in 57 matches.
Most ODI wickets:
Shaun Pollock took 48 wickets in 33 matches.
Highest individual ODI score:
Sachin Tendulkar smashed 200 runs off just 147 deliveries on the 24th of February, 2010: the first double century in ODI history.
Best individual ODI bowling figures:
Sunil Joshi took 5 wickets for just 6 runs in his quota of 10 overs on the 26th of September, 1999.
Most ODI centuries:
AB de Villiers scored 6 centuries.
Most ODI fifties:
Rahul Dravid scored 14 fifties.
Most ODI sixes:
AB de Villiers hit 41 sixes in 32 matches.
Highest ODI team total:
South Africa scored 438 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their quota of 50 overs on the 25th of October, 2015.
Lowest ODI team total:
South Africa dismissed India for just 91 runs in 29.1 overs on the 22nd of November, 2006.
India vs South Africa Betting FAQs
When will India vs South Africa cricket take place?
- South Africa will travel to India for a T20I series and an ODI series in October, 2021.
- India will travel to South Africa for a Test series and a T20I series in December, 2021.
- The India tour of South Africa, 2021-22 will take place from December, 2021, to January, 2022.
Who are favourite to win in the South Africa tour of India, 2021?
India are favourite to win the ODI series and the T20I series.
Who are favourite to win in the India tour of South Africa, 2021-22?
South Africa are favourite to win the India vs South Africa Test series, while India are favourite to win the T20I series.
Where can I watch India vs South Africa cricket matches?
You can watch India vs South Africa cricket matches on the Star Sports network, JioTV and Hotstar.
What are the best India vs South Africa betting sites?
CricketBettingAdvice Final Words
India and South Africa first played against each other on the 10th of November, 1991. Since then, both cricketing nations have faced each other 137 times. IND vs SA cricket has produced many thrilling contests over the years.
While India have gained a slight edge over South Africa in recent times, South Africa are expected to give India a real test when they meet on Indian soil, in October, 2021. Can India extend their recent domination over South Africa? Can South Africa bounce back and beat India away from home? May the best cricketing nation win!
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