On a strong note, it is going to be a positive match for Team India as the legendary pacer Dale Steyn has been ruled out of world cup squad because of a severe shoulder injury. Steyn is capable of making any batsmen nervous so for South African Captain Faf du Plessis and the team, it is going to be a huge loss.
Hashim Amla, declared fit, is set to replace David Miller. Dwayne Pretorius is the best option available to replace Ngidi, from South Africa’s previous game and becoming the third all-rounder in the eleven.
For Captain Kohli, this world cup is going to be everything he worked for all these years and with support of Tala Dhoni by his side, nothing seems difficult. And for the record, Virat Kohli has hit a hundred in each of his first games in a World Cup (100 in 2011, 107 in 2015). So, this is going to be a special one.
Captain Kohli has to select a pacer between Bhuvneshwar Kumar /Mohammed Shami for Playing XI second pacer.KL Rahul’s hundred in the warm-up has put the No.4 batsmen question to rest and Kedar Jadhav’s return to full fitness. Bhuvneshwar could have an edge going into this game if India prefers two wrist spinners against South Africa, against whom they’ve had success before.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dwayne Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir