Venue : Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India vs South Africa, South Africa in India 2020
Mar 12 2020, Thu - 01:30 PM (IST)
Toss yet to happen
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India
Joel Wilson, Virender Sharma
South Africa Squad
Three of the last four multi-game bilateral men's ODI series played out between India and South Africa have been won by the Proteas (L1); the most recent such series did see India record a 5-1 victory however (February 2018).
South Africa claimed a maiden multi-game bilateral men's ODI series victory in India when they last toured there, beating the hosts by a margin of 3-2 in 2015.
India have managed to register victory in 18 of their last 21 multi-game bilateral men's ODI series played on home soil (L3); they have won two in a row since losing 3-2 versus Australia in March 2019.
India have registered seven wins in their last eight men's ODI games versus South Africa (L1); they will equal their longest ever winning run against them, if they manage to record victory in this encounter (four in a row).
South Africa have won five of their last seven men's ODI games in India (L2) whilst India have managed four victories in their most recent five home fixtures in this format (L1).
India have recorded two wins and two losses in men's ODIs at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium; they are set to face South Africa at this venue for the first time in a men’s ODI.
India's Kuldeep Yadav has picked up more men's ODI wickets since the start of 2018 than any other bowler (82) whilst his captain Virat Kohli has posted more runs than anybody else in the format across that period (2,837).
Virat Kohli (India) has posted scores of 127 (v West Indies, 2014) and 85* (v New Zealand, 2016) in his last two knocks at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium; he's logged more men's ODI runs at the venue than anybody else (212).
Quinton de Kock (South Africa) has been the highest run-scorer in seven men's ODIs since the start of last year; the most matches any batsman has managed in that time.
Yuzvendra Chahal (India) was hit for a series-high 11 maximums when India and South Africa last faced off in a bilateral men's ODI series (2018); he was struck for more sixes (11) than fours (nine) across those games.