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IND vs SA 1st ODI Live: South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first

IND vs SA 1st ODI Live Score: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, Shreyas Iyer included in the Indian team.

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After losing 1-2 in the Test series in South Africa, the Indian team is hoping for a victory in the ODI series. The first ODI of the three-match series is being played at Paarl.

After winning the toss, South Africa chose to bat first : South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first. India will bat second in this series.

Indian Squad: KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

South African squad: Quinton de Kock (wk), Genman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassi van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Marco Jensen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabrez Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi.

The first match of a three-match ODI series between India and South Africa is being played at Paarl ground. India hopes to start the ODI series with a win after losing the Test series 1-2. Lokesh will be captaining India for the first time in the entire series. Virat Kohli will also play a match under a different captaincy for the first time after leaving the captaincy.

In this match, Indian coach Rahul Dravid and captain Lokesh Rahul hope to start off with a win. Virat will also try to contribute as a batsman after relinquishing the captaincy. Virat Kohli led India to victory in the ODI series in South Africa during their last tour. The pair of Rahul and Dravid would like to repeat history.

Virat Kohli is expected to play a big innings:

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli left the T20 captaincy to concentrate on his batting. Consequently, he lost his captaincy of ODIs and Tests. If Virat was in a position to win the game, he would want to bat well in order to win the game for his team. Virat Kohli has not scored a century for the last two years, and his fans are hopeful that the drought will end now that he is no longer captain.

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