IND vs RSA Match Preview

The recent matches have witnessed a dominant performance by the Indian seam attack, as they have consistently made early breakthroughs in the opposition's batting line-ups. Mohammed Shami, in particular, has been exceptional, claiming an impressive tally of 14 wickets in just 3 matches. Additionally, India's bowling during the middle overs has been commendable, with Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav displaying impeccable accuracy and length.

Nevertheless, the Indian bowling unit now faces its first true test as it confronts arguably the most formidable batting lineup in this World Cup. The absence of Hardik Pandya in the team leaves no room for error, necessitating each bowler to deliver a full quota of 10 overs.

Shifting focus to the batting department, the Indian batsmen have been instrumental in the team's success. Rohit Sharma has been in an aggressive form at the top of the order, while Virat Kohli has consistently performed exceptionally on the grand stage. Furthermore, the contributions of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer in the previous match have instilled confidence in the Indian team, enabling them to confront any challenge that comes their way.

Quinton de Kock has been in exceptional form with the bat, having scored 4 centuries in 7 innings and leading the tournament's run-scoring charts. Despite his opening partner and skipper Temba Bavuma's struggles, de Kock has received tremendous support from Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and Heinrich Klaasen. In the lower order, David Miller and Marco Jansen are powerful hitters and will aim to provide South Africa with a strong finish in the death overs.

Jansen has also been impressive with the ball, leading the team's wicket-taking charts with 16 scalps. Along with Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi, Jansen forms a formidable seam attack. Keshav Maharaj has also been outstanding in the spin department, having picked up 11 wickets.

Weather Report

The weather will remain clear with temperatures between 27 to 32 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Kolkata is usually dry and lacks moisture. It is one of the more challenging pitches to bat on and we can expect a good contest between the ball and the bat. The ball does grip the pitch and the spinners can expect a fair bit of help. Anything over 270 can be tricky to chase.

Notable stats

SA: Power to Spare

South Africa’s batting has been outstanding in this tournament. They have 4 totals of 350+ in this World Cup, which is the most by any team in a single edition.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IND vs RSA Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul (Wk)
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Jasprit Bumrah

RSA Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Temba Bavuma (C)
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Aiden Markram
  • Marco Jansen
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • David Miller
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing India to win this match. The team has excelled in all departments and most of the players have stepped up at various stages of the tournament. While South Africa is an exceptional batting unit, their advantage will be negated on a tricky surface and they might find it difficult to overcome the Indian challenge. 


Top Picks

Quinton de Kock: De Kock is the leading run-getter of this season with 545 runs at an average of 77.85.

Mohammed Shami: Mohammed Shami has picked up 14 wickets in 3 matches. His bowling average is 6.71.

Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer for India. He has a good record at the Eden Gardens, having 4 50+ scores in 7 innings. 


IND vs RSA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock, H Klaasen

Batters: R Sharma, V Kohli (C), R van der Dussen, A Markram

All-rounders: M Jansen (VC), R Jadeja

Bowlers: J Bumrah, M Shami, K Yadav

IND vs RSA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction